Originally posted by Lavaocean:
To - again - realize that ARI cannot witness this with his own eyes, cannot feel the joy we all have been undergoing for the past year, that we cannot share these crucial moments with someone as impacting as he was, makes me terribly sad inside. Although it is important to always look ahead, it is impossible NOT to think about it. Especially when they play "Visions in Blue", his funeral song at Hietaniemi Hautausmaa, almost 5 years ago now... I miss him SO MUCH at the gigs! The Finn! frown
I still treasure the copy of the 7" single of Visions In Blue that Ari gave me, it's taken a greater meaning since he passed. It's a real shame he didn't have a chance to see our hopes and dreams turn into reality, same with Vinny...