"For Tom by Johnny Wild" on YouTube.
Yesterday I had a chance to post that crazy video I recorded 6 months ago. Third week of my adventure. On that day my dream of paddling white water, even just trying it for the first time, came true. Feeling the energy, the power, the adrenaline injected straigh in. It was Tom who pushed me brave to try it like he knew I always wished for that. He asked: "You wanna give it a go?” I was simply stunned but I couldn’t let this chance go.
Few hours after posting the movie yesterday I found out that Tom passed away in September, right after he left Norway. River he loved so much trapped him and never let go.
I’m feeling chosen being in posession of video material I recorded on that day, with Tom holding camera when I 'gave it go’. How could I know.. Death will want to take us all, one by one, young and happy. I can feel it coming for me, maybe not now, not on this adventure, but sooner then I wish. But we are winners already, we chose life over rotting and waiting for that bitch to come. We dared to feel life differently, to laugh and take every precious moment of time that we were given. To find our own way and walk it til that bitch finds out we are really happy and than take our lifes. How stupid that is, death. You bitch are jealous and selfish, isn’t it so? you just can’t stand seeing someone truly happy so you come and take his life just to feel better, screw you. WE ARE WINNERS.
Tom, thank You for that day. You made my life.
This is for You.
I was crying making this video, and then laughing with tears running over my face.
You were so cool! "For Tom by Johnny Wild" on YouTube
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