The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #84268   Message #1561827
Posted By: Ebbie
12-Sep-05 - 12:17 PM
Thread Name: BS: Dave Bryant
Subject: RE: BS: Dave Bryant
My brother's reaction was an inspiration to me, Wolfgang. And since nothing ever comes out of nothing- he said that his own inspiration came from someone else. His father in law whom he deeply loved, he said, taught him how to die.

My brother loved life- and he really wanted to become an old man someday. At the same time, he was aware that many people don't get to have as long a life as he had already had, and he was grateful for his own longevity.

As someone said about you above, Dave, people frequently spoke about my brother's gifts to them. We all left his presence more cheerful and profoundly grateful and respectful of the extraordinariousness of ordinary people.

My brother was a musician- and whenever I came to visit him he would suggest a song or two. I have many cassette tapes of our singing and playing up to a week before he died.