Paul Walker

fastandfurious1Living in Europe, I always seems to wake up to news that someone has passed because of the time difference. It’s not a great way to start your day! Death, is inevitable for us all, and it’s just a matter of when. Sadly, for Paul Walker, from Fast and the Furious fame, this came WAY too soon.

The first Fast and the Furious movie came out in 2001, when A and I were in Guam. 12 years ago. Ever since then, I was HOOKED! See, I LOVE CAR MOVIES… F&F, Gone in 50 seconds, Cannonball Run, Smokey & the Bandit… all that! LOVE car movies where they race around, evade the bad guys, etc. So, clearly F&F is a staple around here. When it comes time to watch a new one, A always rolls his eyes, and “reluctantly” sits down to watch it with me. I say reluctantly, because he secretly loves them too. The plot may be full of holes, and it may be total fluff, but there is something about fast cars, speed, hot guys and gals and a caper. It’s just great entertainment.

The F&F franchise was my favorite for so many reasons. I love the storyline of good guy turned “bad” (Paul Walker) and the concept of friends being family. See, if you are a fan of F&F, you know that the main theme of the movie is seriously ride or die. Life is about the people you surround yourself with, and who you care about.

So, it will be with a heavy heart I watch F&F 7 when it comes out next summer. 🙁 I know it will probably be the last in the series, and I am hopeful the writers give us an ending worthy of Paul Walker’s character, Brian.

The irony of how he died is not lost on many. It was simply too soon…

RIP Paul Walker

I never feared death or dying
I only fear never trying

I am whatever I am
Only God can judge me, now I’m

One shot, everything rides on tonight
Even if I’ve got three strikes
I’mma go for it

This moment, we own it
And I’m not to be played with
Because it can get dangerous
See these people I ride with

This moment, we own it

And the same ones that I ride with
Be the same ones that I die with
-Lyrics from We Own It

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