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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

option scenarios ran through my head:
is he still alive? faked his death to get out of...?
a friend of his who knows his accounts?
his wife?

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

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...

back at ya
I'm here



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Date:July 23rd, 2009 10:03 am (UTC)
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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Date:July 24th, 2009 04:52 am (UTC)
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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