For Jamie Hubley
To give you an idea of how fiercely I honor this brave kid's memory, the December after he killed himself, some people in his native Ottawa had produced some memorial bracelets and sold them in packs of five, with the proceeds going to Ottawa youth who are at risk of being bullied, especially for their sexual orientation. I bought mine that month and since the day they arrived in 2011, I put one on my left wrist and have never removed it for even a nanosecond. In my mind, to do so would be to dishonor Jamie's memory.
I intend to be buried with it when my own time comes.