The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #68124 Message #1257878
Posted By: catspaw49
27-Aug-04 - 01:07 AM
Thread Name: An Open Letter to Rick Fielding
Subject: RE: An Open Letter to Rick Fielding
When I started this thread I was just trying to find a way for myself and others to put some closure on Rick's death. I wasn't expecting anything, just something I had to do in my own way. I'm glad others found it something for them as well. I wish it had provided more for me than it did. I miss Rick and the relationship we had which was mainly through this place. Mudcat misses Rick and the place has been greatly lessened for me without him.
I was hoping though that someone might have something that would give a closure at least to this thread, a summation of sorts I guess. Hell, I really don't know what I was hoping for, but I know I found it in Jeri's last post.
It was somehow appropriate and not in the least surprising that it would be Jeri. A lot reasons for that relating to Rick and to me as well, but I won't go into that........I just want to say thanks.
Thank you Jeri for the words and a feeling behind them that I could not find myself. Perhaps you say you were just stringing things together, but I believe it was an inspired piece of writing and the best you have ever done.....and you have done some wonderful things.
There are circles of friends,
Held loosely by lines I drew,
But in the winds of time they fade.
Here is where my passion ends,
I did all I could do,
But these circles of friends
Are the greatest thing I made
See me in their eyes.
........yeah...............that'll do it...................