A week without Chester

It’s now been a week since the news hit the radio about Chester Bennington dying. This whole week I dedicated to only listening to Linkin Park when I get the chance as a way to pay my respects to a band I loved since middle school. At home, in the car to and from work, sometimes at work, every song from every album. Today, as LP was playing on shuffle, it got to the track Leave out all the Rest and as I was listening to the lyrics, it hit me how relevant they became right now, how freakishly prophetic, even though they were written more than eight years ago.

When my time comes
Forget the wrong that I’ve done
Help me leave behind some
Reasons to be missed
Don’t resent me
And when you’re feeling empty
Keep me in your memory
Leave out all the rest

I won’t ever presume to know what was happening with Chester at the time of his death, but one thing I know for sure – he left a lot of reasons to be missed by a lot of people.

RIP Chester