Tuesday, December 16, 2008

There's No Business Like Josh Business

How can I do another post on Atomic Romance after my friend Josh died? It just seems pointless and extremely crass. Also, the sadness is just unbearable.

But I’ve been thinking a lot about Josh’s worldview since he passed and about what a considerate guy he was. Would Josh really want me to stop doing something others and I enjoy… …of course not. He would absolutely want me to continue with Atomic Romance. He was an actor after all (among other things) and the “show must go on” would actually be something he would tell me about this. Plus, Josh loved comic books and superheroes. I’ve realized that I’d be letting him down by not continuing.

How do I restart the wacky narrative that is Atomic Romance? How do I push passed the death of one the most important people in the world to me when all I want to do is keeping talking about him forever? I don’t want Josh Westhaver to be just a guest star or a couple of posts here on Atomic Romance. Well, that’s why I started the Memories of Joshua Westhaver. I want the discussion about how great he was to go on forever and it will. There are just too many memories from too many lives to let Josh go silently into the night.

On another note several people thanked me at the Remembrance Ceremony for my posts about Josh here on Atomic Romance and for starting the Memories of Joshua Westhaver blog. That warmed my heart. All I can say back is thank you for caring about Josh so much.

To get things restarted here with a little bit of joy, I thought I’d share something with you that many have been waiting for. I’ve been kinda weird about posting pictures of Swinebread Jr. on the net but I thought now was a good time for you all to see how much I’m truly blessed and what it is that has been keeping me and the wife going during these very sad days. I give you my son.

What a beautiful bundle of joy huh?

So it is with much tears for what we have all lost and with much hope from the children in our lives that Atomic Romance returns to it’s regularly scheduled blogging… only now it has a sister site dedicated to a great human being that I’ll miss for as long as I live.



TF said...

I'm sorry I didn't comment earlier but I really couldn't think of anything I could say to make you feel better.
The documentary you made is probably one of the most artistic and beautiful pieces of home film-making I have ever seen.

I really feel for you.
My deepest condolences.
I'm very glad you're carrying on with the show :-)

ladybug said...

It's Mr. Cutey Pants! (err, Ho Ho?)
Tee Hee

We're all still missing him too...

Randal Graves said...

Look at that cute little dude. He'll keep you going, sir.

Selba said...

Oh my... your little son is so cute... and look at his smile... so cuteeeeee.... :)

leftarrow said...


What a wonderful little person! I don't have a maternal bone in my body, and I immediately wanted to cuddle that kid.

I don't drop by here as often as I should, and I was very sorry to see that you (and many others) have experienced such a terrible loss.

Please accept the belated condolences of a vague internet acquaintance, but also know that the baby picture brightened my day immeasurably.

Thank you for sharing!

Swinebread said...

Thank you all for your kind words

our little one is truly helping us through a tough time.

pidomon said...

that is a fine looking little person you have there!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I'm sorry for your loss and I am wildly happy that your son is so cute.