It’s a small coffee shop, a Shingle-style shack with blue trim, listed by Yelp as one of Laguna Beach’s best. Cookies and biscotti lie in a basket in front of the order window. The barista, an upbeat blonde woman in her late fifties, early sixties, comes over to me. As I’m trying to choose what flavor to put in my coffee, we start talking. She finds out I’m from Phoenix and…
We lost a good friend recently to a motorcycle accident and in honor of his tattoo sleeves collectively wore this phrase. The phrase is his wife’s, however. That he’s gone is by no means okay. But her strength in facing the tragedy, the way she remained grounded through the tears was and still is inspiring. If she can find the strength amidst her tragic loss, so can we through hardships.
IT’S GONNA BE OKAY.
Rest in peace Hal.