(Ike & me New Year’s Eve ’06)
Soul Icon and Oscar winner Isaac Hayes died today in his Memphis, TN home at the tender age of 65. I’m particularly sad because his son Isaac Hayes, III also known as “Ike Dirty” is a really good friend of mine.
We spend a good amount of time together and through him I’ve gotten to know a lot about his dad. What a pioneer of music. If you don’t know who Isaac Hayes, you should do some reading on him.
Anyway, a disagreement with Ike earlier this month comes to mind and I’m reminded that no matter what happens between you and the people you love, you should never go to bed upset. In the greater scheme of things, our differences and expectations can be so trivial. My affection for Ike is reaffirmed.
I’ll be away from blogging this week as I’ll be super busy with tending to some things, and preparing to travel out of the country. However, I’m going to visit with Ike tonight and plan on taking him food. If any of you have any suggestions on what I could feed him all week, that’d be great. He’ll be thankful!
Read about Isaac Hayes’s homegoing here.
Eat well, love unapologetically, pray with true intention, and take care of yourself.