Tribute to a friend...

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  1. Daisy Gone

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    A dear friend of mine passed away this morning. He was 93, and had lived a full, rich life, pretty much right up to the end. I'm not sad for him, but I am for myself because I will miss him. He was a very supportive and caring friend. I take comfort, though, in knowing that my life has been enriched by having him in it.

    He was a poet and I thought I'd take this opportunity to share one of his poems. It demonstrates his attitude toward life.

    STEALTHY DAYS

    The stealthy days come on in their usual fashion,
    sneaking through May, approaching the summer solstice.
    By the time that comes


    I will have had another late-life birthday.
    Well, I say, so what! Things keep happening,
    things of interest.


    It was only last week I put into words my affection
    for Darwin and William James--based on their openness,
    their unpretentiousness.


    And discoveries! My new admiration: the lovely books
    designed by Leonard Baskin, now on display
    at the Library of Congress.


    These small epiphanies seem to me OK things,
    and these stealthy days--I've never wanted to slow them,
    only to fill them.


    Robert Sargent (1913-2006)

    Rest in peace, my friend.
     
  2. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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  3. musclesforsupes Registered

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    93 and an SHH member?!
     
  4. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Cool title for the poem. I'm sorry you can't talk to your friend anymore. Whoever invented mortality was an ass****.
     
  6. Daisy Gone

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    Thank you.
    No, he wasn't a Hype! member, just a very important person in my life.
     
  7. Daisy Gone

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    Thanks.
    He was a pretty cool guy. I will miss him a lot.


    EDIT: I'd really rather this thread didn't turn into a discussion of Anna Nicole and since others don't seem to be able to ignore things... I'll just have to deal with it myself.
     
  8. musclesforsupes Registered

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    I hope to live to be 93, but probably will only make 39 due to my unlimited consumption of lard :(
     
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    SORRY 'DAISY'.......JUST TRYING TO LIGHTEN THE MOOD A BIT. :O
     
  10. Daisy Gone

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    Yeah, that could be a problem.

    I know, that's why I didn't get upset and just ignored you initially, but others didn't have the ability.

    He just died about 8 hours ago, and I was told about 4 hours ago, so it's all very fresh for me.
     
  11. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    Daisy, I'm sorry for your loss. Good friends are few and far between in this world and it's painful for us when they slip this mortal coil and move on to new explorations without us. Smile and know that wherever he is, he's still that poet and person you knew and loved and is sharing what he has to offer with a whole new group of friends. :up:

    jag
     
  12. C. Lee Superherohype Administrator

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    Condolences to you, Daisy......and to Mr. Sargent's family too.
     
  13. Ronny Shade back for a limited time

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    I hate when people die. It pisses me off.
     
  14. SpideyLad Turning It Up To Eleven

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    Sorry Daisy :( He must have been very close to you
     
  15. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    On a somehwat related note I knew a guy with the last name Sargent he was a Colonel in the Army, Col. Sargent. I always giggled.


    Real sorry for the loss, good friends are hard to come by.
     
  16. Mister J Enlightened to the Great Darkness

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    Sorry, Daisy. I'm glad you can find enrichment from your friend's life in this difficult time.
     
  17. Spider-Nerd Bring on the pressure

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    Sorry to hear about your loss daisy. My condolences to you.
     
  18. Morg Super Moderator

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    I'm sorry to hear that Daisy, my condolence to you
     
  19. Themanofbat Never Mind the Buttocks...

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    Sorry to hear about your loss Daisy. I wish you and his family the best. That was a beautiful poem, was he ever published?
     
  22. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    I'm sorry to hear for your loss Daisy. You have my condolences.
     
  23. black_dust FrEaK-A-ZoId!!!

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    My condolences to you Daisy
     
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  25. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    I'm sorry Daisy, I hope you take comfort knowing he is in a better place.
     

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