Aw, damn

The world is a better place because he was here.


Anonymous said...

And we're all better people for having known him. For having loved and been loved by him. I'm so glad you got to see him. I wish I could have. Big hug, honey. -Jenn

Dragonfly Dreaming said...

* sighs *
Life is too short, no matter how long you've lived.

Sharkey said...

So sorry, Kelli. I only knew of him through his comments here, but your beautiful tribute made me feel like I knew him.

Character Builder said...

I'm sorry to hear this. But I'm glad you and your family were able to meet him and his this summer. Big hugs.

cosmic said...

I have had some health issues with my husband these past few weeks and hadn't gotten his card yet. I sent my daughter out to get one today and then I clicked on your site. I feel bad that he didn't get the card, but I know in my heart he knows I tried.

We had exchanged emails for a short time because I am 55 but was put on oxygen a year ago. I was scared to death having it on, afraid ocatching on fire and such. Doug gave me a lot of information so I wasn't so nervous with it.

He will be missed terribly.

apathy lounge said...

Such people are rare and that's part of the tragedy of his death. Peace to his family and friends.

WILLIAM said...

I am sorry Kelli.

Mama Zen said...

I'm sorry, Kelli. Your tribute is lovely.

Susie said...

Just thinking of you. I'm so thankful you got to visit with him; I know you and he are thankful, too.

Circus Kelli said...

Jenn - We are better for knowing him.

DD - Amen.

Sharkey - Thank you.

CB - Hugs to you, too.

Cosmic - Yes he will.

Apathy Lounge - How right you are.

William - Thank you.

Mama Zen - Thank you.

Susie - I'm very thankful.

Stubblejumpers Cafe said...

Doug was a good friend to me, too. He read and commented and emailed me via my blog(s) for many years.
- Kate

Circus Kelli said...

Kate - Ya know, for an Octagenarian on oxygen, Doug surely got around! ;)

Lake Goddess said...

Our Doug is a keeper. And I'm keeping him with me for a great long time...in my heart, where he will always be alive.

I can remember when my dad died, I was confused, angry, lost...completely devastated (he was, afterall, my best friend). And then one day several months later I remembered something Dad had done or said, and I smiled. And then I remembered some damn stupid thing I had done or said and he nailed me...and I laughed. I think it was then I knew he was still with me. He was still where he had always been...he was in my heart.

Most people we love live in our hearts. Doug is still here and will always be here...in our hearts.

Circus Kelli said...

Lake Goddess - Beej. That was beautiful. You are so right.

kcinnova said...

I'm so sorry, Kelli.

It is a blessing that you and your family got to spend time with him earlier this summer.

Treasure those memories.

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