ways I know my brother is still hanging around

  1. when I had to drive his car and I turned on the radio and the grateful dead (his favorite band) sang "I know you'll miss me when I'm gone."
  2. today when I was alone in the house after I had cleaned it and I could smell stale cigarettes
    Marlboro Lights.
  3. at his funeral when the soldiers were folding the flag to give to me and they messed up a little bit
    because he wasn't perfect
  4. when we got a sympathy card from jehovah's witnesses and they were trying to convert us
    because he would think that's hilarious
  5. when The Shining was on TV the night he died
    one of his favorites.
  6. when his dog is a sweetie
    and then I thank God that he at least left us a living piece of his heart