It’s everything every placed there forever. In a thread from July of 2002 ( Who would you want at your dinner part, alive dead or fictitious?, I listed several real people who had died and whose deaths had greatly impacted me.
I miss them. I thought it a fine thought to bring them back to a dinner party along with the other historical notables I listed in my post.
Last night a PM was sent to me by a Doper. He was the brother of one of those people I wanted to invite until they died suddenly in the summer of 1980. He wanted to know how I knew this person and who I am. Of course I replied and we will have a conversation in the next few days either by email or phone.
My heart aches. Someone read this. Someone whose heart ached suddenly because I wrote a name that means so very much to them.
It will be bittersweet to talk to this person, but surely I owe them the kindness of sharing all I knew about their loved one. I do look forward to meeting him by word or voice and getting to know him now as an adult.
I will do well not to forget that the Internets, they don’t forget.