January 12, 2003
How sad really, because she knew he had poetry and laughter in his soul and saw the world with a creative eye and heard the music of the trees. Heartbreakingly sensitive. Keenly intelligent. Playful, curious, funny, clever. Sentimental animal-lover. Eager to explore everything but his feelings. Politics safer than anger. Philosophy safer than shame. Burdened by guilt and inadequacy. Convinced of his unworthiness. An expert in Schadenfreude, hooked on blame and revenge. And reason. Raging at the imperfection of himself and the world. Grimly yet gleefully predicting the end of the planet as a fitting punishment for our collective stupidity.