[Stand by me. 1986]
Set in 1959 and based on the semi-autobiographical novella The Body, by Stephen King. A classic.
I would like to dedicate this post to one of my best friends from school, who I found out sadly died last week of a brain tumour. It is such a shame we lost touch after leaving an institution we had so enjoyed rebelling against; but being an organ donor and having made four positive matches I'm sure it would really please her to know that her sacrifice has helped to save lives.
You were a beautiful person, emotionally intuitive, kind, with a sense of humour that got me sent out of class for uncontrollable laughter on more than one occasion. When I remember you, I smile. Rest in peace dear one.
It put me in mind of this film, set retrospectively looking back at friendships past. At those defining moments combined to make a shared history. Friends that touch your life, and leave an indelible imprint long after they are gone.
Gone but not forgotten.