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July 22nd, 2009

dead friends @ 08:40 pm




last week
I logged into yahoo messenger
which I nearly never use
and there was a from my friend Rick

who has been dead two years, I think

immediately
option scenarios ran through my head:
is he still alive? faked his death to get out of...?
no.
a friend of his who knows his accounts?
his wife?
Why?

but the reasons didn't matter
it just made me miss him
in the way we can only miss the dead

a few more things to say
a few more things to do together
never gonna happen

lately
many friends have had friends and relatives die
and it's set me to wondering how I'd feel
... and Rick wasn't a close friend...
but a glorious monster
I was happy to know was extant...

well...
back at ya
I'm here

Thanks

.iP

 
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From:ednixon
Date:July 23rd, 2009 10:03 am (UTC)
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Mr. Sjabel is not no longer among the living ??
Only in cyberspace, I suspect. Someone turned on an old computer that autologged him in I rather imagine.
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From:dominicvine
Date:July 24th, 2009 04:52 am (UTC)
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no
he died of a "deep vein thrombosis" in 2007, i think
maybe it was 2008?
don't remember
could have even have been 2006
i just know that i flew into SF
met up with David H Plumpy for dinner
and he said, "oh, Rick died last night"
and i about slammed my head through the table.

i'd wanted to see him again
oh well, oh well.


and yeah, i don't know what means coming from yahoo messanger
so i wonder who it was
he was quite an amazing beast. . .

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