Christopher

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  1. I only knew Christopher for a short time, having met him earlier this year shooting vintage motorsports races. We always had great conversations and shared shooting locations while at the track. He will be missed at the future events.

  2. I had been wondering about Chris for some time – where he was; how he was doing, what his life was like now. So it is very sad to find this.

    I had known Chris since i was a little boy at San Rafael School – (I am the worried looking Cub Scout, third from the left, in the group photo in your beautiful video).
    Chris was such a kind, non-judgemental person – even as a kid. He accepted you for who you are – no matter what. If there is such a thing as an “old soul”, Chris was one.

    Chris had an insatiable interest in life and living. Always positive and excited about something new he had discovered. When he had an interest, he would dive into it completely. He wanted to know everything about whatever it was. It was inspirational to be around him.

    In High School we took two long distance bicycle trips. The first was a trip from Monterey, along the coast through Carmel, Big Sur – all the way to San Luis Obispo. We were 16. He was a great traveling companion. Always in good spirits – even after raccoons ate all of our food at the Ventana camp ground in Big Sur. (We made a rookie camping mistake – leaving all of our newly purchased groceries on the picnic table outside our tent while we slept – this even after musing about the two sets of glowing eyeballs that watched us as we ate dinner from high in the tree above).
    For Chris, nothing like that was a problem – it just meant we had an excuse to get pancakes in the Ventana diner that morning – which was one of the many highlights of that trip.

    Chris and I could talk for hours. We shared many interests. But even when we didn’t – he would listen and ask questions and let you tell him about whatever it was, for as long as you needed. Chris was one of those rare people who really listened, instead of just waiting
    to talk. But when he DID talk – especially about something he was passionate about – by the end of it, you were passionate about it too.

    We weren’t in touch all the time and through our school lives we would veer off in different directions. But when we would reconnect, it was always as if no time had passed – talking a mile a minute, laughing, charging ahead from one topic to the next.

    I loved watching your video but it was also frustrating. I want to ask him about it – about this picture and that truck and who is this and where is that?

    But it looks like he had a good, happy life. And that is the best any of us can hope for.
    Well done, Chris.

    I hope we’ll get to see each other again down the road. I’ve got a million things to tell you.

    Thank you for posting this page and video.
    Jim Barkley

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