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September 25th, 2006

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10:42 am - Sorrow magnified
As am sure most of you have heard John M. Ford died.

At first I was stunned and my mind refused to to put forth any words or images to make sense of this fact.

Then I remembered what I wrote after Gordon R. Dickson died.

I imagine now that Gordy is welcoming Mike to the Enchanted Convention; perhaps scolding him for showing up early.

I read the responses to elisem's announcement and those on Making Light. Now the tears come. Hearing of the loss as others feel it seems to magnify the loss. Mine. Yours. All of ours. The world is missing something today.
Current Mood: sadsad

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Date:September 25th, 2006 05:01 pm (UTC)


Your writing itself (this time) and the piece you wrote for Gordy are both absolutely powerful and right on target. Note that I did not know Mike at all well, but had absolute respect for him, a man who really, really knew what words could be used for.

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Date:September 25th, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC)

Re: Yes

That he did. One of my sorrows is that we, as readers, are diminished by his passing.

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