{circa 1988}

Ironic that I have been listening to Rush this week, the brainy iconic band of my younger days. I came across the song, Tom Sawyer, on the way home from saying my last goodbye to Kerry after our last meal served on Saturday night. Geddy Lee belts out this line that has new meaning after 29 years:

Exit the Warrior, Today’s Tom Sawyer, he gets high on you and the energy you trade he gets right on to the friction of the day.

A warrior for the vision of bread&cup steps aside today, Exits Stage Left, and moves with new energy to chase another dream, one with new challenges, new frictions, but most importantly, with new rewards. Changes aren’t permanent, but Change is.

Today starts a new season in the bread&cup story, as Kerry begins exploring his new direction in Tulsa, OK this morning. I reflect on the role he played in breathing life into this living being that at times felt as monstrous as a Frankenstein that would consume us all. It required more than any of us ever imagined. We could not have done it without his help.

“This is the way the day got started, and it only got better from here”

Thanks, Warrior. You will be missed.


2 thoughts on “Goodbye

  • January 18, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Aw, Kerry. You were one of my favorite people at b&c. I'd start smiling before I even reached the door, in anticipation of your cheerful greeting. Thanks for everything, and blessings on the new leg of your journey!

  • January 19, 2010 at 6:40 pm


    You know what is even more ironic. After the last table left, we started cleaning up. I went over the the ipod and and looked for something to select. I'm not kidding, I came across Rush and put on Tom Sawyer. I played it loud. I didn't even think of the line you quoted until it blared out. I had to pause at that moment.

    Thanks so much for everything. I've hit the ground running.

    Kerry (The Warrior)

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