"Big Black Car (Empty Arena)"
Gregory Alan Isakov
This Empty Northern Hemisphere
I am literally both of them at the same time
In the 5th grade, once a week, my teacher would have a few students go down to the gym to go play with the disabled students. We all had our favorite students and mine was a young girl named Keelan, once a week we would hangout and it always brightened my day to see her. After I left elementary school I always wondered what had happened to her, never letting her leave my thoughts entirely. Flash forward to today when I was driving home and I look to see the car in front of me had a memorial to a young girl on it, the young girl was Keelan. I was immediately devastated and at a loss for words. She was so happy, funny, and lit up the room when she was around. Life is beautiful and it is a gift, Keelan’s life was short and was not made easy due to her disease but it never stopped her from smiling. Treasure each moment on earth and never forget how lucky you are just to be alive & healthy.