I truly hate to add another compadre to the list of fallen warriors. TOM SIMS was a gr8 surfer, skate and snowboard legend and a long time friend. I had not seen him for years when I heard a voice behind me at the Goleta Home Depot nursery saying
“hey, isn’t that Bruce Fowler the shaper?”.
I turned around and it was Tom, with a big smile on his face. We studied each other as friends do that haven’t seen each other for too long, allowing time the luxury of having its way with us. But after that meeting we kept in touch pretty regular over the past year.
…and now this.
Tom was one of those people so engaging and full of life. People like Tom appear more immortal than others.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
That fragile line is there for all of us.
Time waits for no one.
I am left with memories.