For Rosetta April 13, 2016Posted by daveintexas in News.
He was one of the funniest, sweetest men ever.
It was my privilege to call him my friend. As it was for so many of us. His mirth, I’d call it a gift of mirth was infectious and upbeat. Bigger than life, gregarious, loving. He always made you feel like the most important person ever.
We used to laugh with one another (I mean all of us) about being “fake internet friends” but we’re not. We built friendships without ever having seen one another until many of us decided “hey, we’re actual friends, let’s meet one another.”
So this guy I never met but I’d been laughing with for five years on the blogs, for the first time we met at a gathering of more friends we had never met.
We did not shake hands. He opened his arms and hugged me like a brother and damn near lifted me up off my feet. That was real. Friends who cared about one another sharing the joy of just finally getting to laugh and care in person.
Damn I’m gonna miss those hugs. They were epic.
This is real too, and my heart is broken for us all tonight. Sometimes the cost of loving is losing the ones you love (or them losing you), and tonight it does hurt. I’d still choose to love each and every one of you. You made my life better. He made my life better.
I’m glad we loved you Rosetta, and I’m glad you loved us back. Goodbye my friend.
For all of you who feel this ache too, I pray you’ll find some comfort soon. You are heavy on my heart and I love you all.