The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #67166 Message #1121541
Posted By: katlaughing
23-Feb-04 - 12:08 AM
Thread Name: Rick Fielding's influence
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's influence
Rick is one of the original Knights in Shining Armour on whom I called through PM and email when I first came to Mudcat and needed help. It is difficult for me to put into words how much his "virtual" friendship has meant to me, as well as its influence. Maybe I will be able to later. For now, I have to say it is one of my deepest regrets that I have never made it to Toronto or the Getaway to meet him and Heather.
One thing I do know, every time I look at a picture of Banjo Bonnie aka Little Neophyte playing her banjo and singing on stage, by herself, for the first time, I remember it was Rick who taught her how and who helped her bring forth the person she was longing to be. Watching that happen for one friend, through the help of another friend, is something which sticks with one for a lifetime. It fills the heart and makes one feel blessed. (When she gets back from trekking the tip of Chile, or wherever she is now, I hope she gets to come in here to say so, too.:-)