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September 25th, 2006
12:44 pm


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Farewell, Mike Ford
It's so hard to know what to do or say when those you love lose someone they loved. Mike (John M.) Ford touched my life but tangentially, but he was part of the core of a circle of friends I have been having the honor and joy to get to know over the past --gosh-- decade now.

And today, from a distance, I watch you shake, and swear, and hear your tears, and I wish the virtual world of the internet had all that damned virtual technology we feel we were promised for times like these, so I could hold you, hold you all at once, even though there really is no fix for a sudden gaping wound in reality and a hole in the web of the heart that is friendship.

I'm so sorry, you guys.

I will open one of his books tonight, and his writing will make me smile with wonder, as it has before and as it does all day today as people post his poems and songs in remembrance, and I will miss him with you, but, oh!, I know!, not nearly as much.

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Date:September 26th, 2006 02:13 am (UTC)
You said it much more eloquently than I could've said it. Mike touched the lives of many of my friends, though I never met him. At times like this, yeah, I wish we could virtually hug each other, because **hugs** just doesn't convey the meaning as deeply as it should.

Thank you.
Date:September 29th, 2006 10:00 am (UTC)

Very eloquent

Thank you both. Thank you very much for saying the things I have been thinking.
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