"...and the wench is dead."
Normally I abhor autobiography, but I've been drinking, it's late. and it's Memorial Day.
Here's to the fallen. 1
But as important to me:
Sarah: who taught me that there's more to life than blood and death and fear. 2
Katherine: Who taught - and fought - and in the process helped shape my thinking, strengthen my arguements, and helped me become the man I am today. 3
Alice: Who showed me that unlimited brilliance is nothing to be ashamed of or hide. Good luck in finding your Hapsburg.
Kat: We had a week together. Anything more would have had too much reality. "I'm hanging on your words, living on your breath, feeling with your skin," I don't know where I end and you begin. 4
Kit Fox: One night of unabashed joy and infinite gentleness. Thank you.
Beth: Thank you for your kindness and understanding. In the end, the darkness was too much for you, but at least you knew when to listen.
Jenn: I wasn't for you, you weren't for me, but it was fun while it lasted.
Carrie: I wasn't who you were looking for, but we opened new vistas together.
Emily: My fragile Amazon princess. No matter how dark the night, I always respected your strength and intellect. Though your voice may be silent, don't let anyone silence you. 5
Janet: You filled dark days with light, once. Now you walk in your own darkness, heedless. "All creation has the promise of Heaven/ but still you're walking the road to Hell/ I'm saying nothing for the good of myself/ but I'm still talking and you're not listening." 6
Kitrina: When I couldn't stand, you slept on the floor next to me. What more can I say?
Sam: You were a breath of fresh air, and chasing you kept me going on lonely nights. I hope you become everything you were meant to be.
1: VNV Nation, "Ascension"
2: U2, "Hawkmoon 269"
3: Depeche Mode, "World in my Eyes"
4: Apoptygma Bezerk, "Until the End of the World"
5: Underworld, "Cowgirl"
6: Apoptygma Bezerk, "Kathy's Song [VNV Nation Remix]"
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