I just heard last night that an acquaintance of mine (a dear friend of several dear friends) died unexpectedly. He was wonderful--sparkly, witty, beautiful, and charming. And he was young.
And the news is awful, and I know my dear friends are suffering. So I am writing this post for three reasons:
1) Because a Great Light has gone out.
2) Because I am here in NYC physically, but I am with my mourning friends mentally and emotionally.
3) And because, if you're reading this post and I haven't yet told you today how much I love you, well then, I love you. And I'm glad that I get to be a part of your symbolic universe, if only for a little while.