" What's up?", as I was asked so often, when talking with Sonny, and he really meant it. And, if he did not get a response to what he thought the question was asking for, at the time, the question would be asked again, and again...until, the point was made. He was present, yet many times ahead, even when I may not have been ready to talk and share, he made it easy to do so. Sometimes, by breaking up the sticking point, with his chuckle, while leaning his head and shoulders back with an inquiring look, and/or inquisitive smile/attitude.
We are fortunate to have had such a wonderful human and spirit share his life and love of everything, when giving and being there for people, and with us. hlHis continuing presence will be felt, the : caring, kind, gentle, and forceful spirit, displayed in being a son, mentor, friend, brother, respected adivisary, associate, coach, loving person, and, howeverelse he may be referenced, as "the beat goes on", so do the praises that can be bestowed upon him, they can go on as well. Also, as well, he would be the first to say his imperfections, which made him all the more, "The real deal," in his life, play, and work. There are many things said, and, to be said about the person he has been, and, in many ways will continue to be, some of which I know, and other people know better than me, as well, as to what his presence here, in this life, has meant to so many. Still we can all probably agree, they would be, is, and will be an understatement of the meaning and impact made during this life, that will continue forward through all of those touched by him with God's guiding hand. He will be missed , but, he taught us well; have patience, yet, maintain persistence, courage, and perseverance, and your time will come. Without surprise, I believe we will find ourselves saying, when presented, or, when we create a situation we are trying to figure out, make reference to: What would Sonny do, given this mess of an opportunity?
Thank you for allowing me to share a perspective with you.
Eric and Kris Harris
August 11, 2020