It's funny how you can have a connection with someone you really didnt know except for online where his guard must have been down moreso than irl. He was incredibly passionate about music and brought a biting commentary to a whole handful of things from the stupid to the important. His wife is an incredible person for whom my heart breaks.
I can't imagine how a lot of you feel but just knowing her and what theyve gone through in the last year or two makes this plenty hard for me.
He's had a presence in my life since I joined here in 2005 and it feels like a flash in time. Too fucking soon.
This really sums it up. I mean, he and I would talk daily for months, then not at all for months. It went back and forth like that all the time. But it was always meaningful when we talked. Either we'd get each other laughing during rough spots, or be there to listen. I'd really wished I could have helped him and his wife to the point it made me angry and sad that I really couldn't. I remember once out of the blue he told me I really meant a lot to them, and it happened to be at a time when I felt like everyone was abandoning me.
Maybe this hurts more than it should. I don't know. I am so glad to see everyone here and on fb rallying with good memories tho