The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #68089   Message #1143538
Posted By: GUEST,Juliana
23-Mar-04 - 01:34 AM
Thread Name: Rick Fielding's passing. (March 20, 2004)
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's passing.
I had the pleasure and privilege of meeting, playing and singing with Rick - it was a turning point in my life. He was gracious, friendly and encouraging - in a word, he was Rick Fielding. Gentle, kind, blunt when necessary but always very human and accessible.

Rick - I've not been able to come back East for a few years and we'd always hoped to get together on my Coast -- now, I know you're here with me and with all your friends forever. I'll always treasure my special guitar strap, remembering how you tried really hard to craft those wisteria blossoms on the leather - it was so difficult when you didn't know what wisteria looked like - but you did it...

The stories you told me about people you'd teased with the kelp rattle I made for you made me laugh. They still make me laugh.

Heather, wrap yourself in the love that Rick kindled in all of us that knew him or were touched by him. I wish it didn't have to hurt so much.

I've lighted a candle and it feels like it helps. My tears can't put it out.

Love and the knowledge that the joy he left us is with us forever.