photo by Kris Elsbecker
by Michael Todd
Go west and the sky seems to open up. The pinks and blues spill across the sky in Lincoln and Omaha, too, but take out the buildings and plot your perspective on a county road, and man, it's like someone kicked over a few cans of paint up there.
Brian Curtis loves the color sky blue pink and the way the sunsets burst over his town of Harvard, Neb. His son Brandon used to say it was his favorite color when teachers would ask. When they'd tell him it wasn't a color, he'd pass on the news to his father, who'd say, "Not with that attitude it's not."
Brian Curtis was diagnosed with cancer on April 24, cancer that has spread through his lungs, ribs, lymph nodes and spine. In honor of the lesson he taught his son — to not confine yourself to what's found in an old box — Brandon and a large number of supporters on Twitter, Instagram and other social media are sharing photos, messages, and with Good Show Great Show's "Sky Blue Pink," songs as well.
The Lincoln band shared this video with the song on Tuesday. After the jump, see a collection of tweets with the hashtag #skybluepink. If you'd like to contribute online or offline with a mailed letter, read this message.
— Steven Elsbecker (@Elsbecker) May 18, 2012
— Bianca Pettinicchi(@bpettinicchi) May 17, 2012
— Lisa Elson (@LEtzdiscus) May 16, 2012
— Joanna Rivera (@joannabarbie) May 16, 2012
— Mary A-K (@makmakdaddy) May 18, 2012
Michael Todd is Hear Nebraska's managing editor. He loves the way acts of kindness can spread with the Web. Reach him at email@example.com.