I woke up this morning with a dream that Rob Ford had died. I saw a grey CBC headliner running, listen, I more than had my beef w/ the man's vision and politics, that was the news I expected to see first, not this terrorist stuff. Well...it's official. Rob Ford has passed away. I wish him well on his journey. He put #Toronto on the map. He pissed me right the fuck off and he also made me laugh. He impressed me with his patois (he really was from Toronto) and most of all, he was human and every death is a tragedy.
A good friend of his was also a good friend of mine and my best friends brother played football for him at Don Bosco.
My other best friend ran against him for his city council seat in Ward 2.
I'm big on compassion and respect and while I fought vociferously against almost everything he was doing, I never lost sight of the fact that he was just as human as the rest of us. And he was a very likable guy.
I don't talk much about spirituality...but may he RIP and may we seem him again on his next journey. Sleep well Robbie. You earned it. #OneLove