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Writing Collage His tall slender build and big bright eyes are the first things I remember I also remember that his brother looked just like him He moved in across the street when I was eleven He was the first guy I ever had a real crush on He was always quiet reserved yet something about him spoke so loudly that he neednt say anything His sister and I were also friends The long hot days of summer were filled with gossip popsicles and listening to him play songs on his violin They moved away a few summers later to a house not far away at all Yet I seemed to distance myself almost purposely from their family I still dont know why I did that I missed them I missed the time we spent outside in the cul-de-sac making forts and playing impromptu baseball without bases and sometime even without a bat Then as we started high school the unthinkable happened Craig was diagnosed with cancer When I found out things went blurry I dont remember what people told me or even remember most of the rest of that day I walked around in a daze thinking this doesnt happen to people I know and wondering what I could do to help The doctors caught it and it went away for a while But when it came back it over ran him with a vengeance taking over his body like wildfire Months of treatments flew by and in November of 2001 Craig A Leavitt died I miss my old friend We were all sitting on the living room floor my eyes filled with tears My dad was saying that he was going to move out My sister was yelling about how this couldnt happen to people like us how this just could not be true We
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