My Dear, darling, DDCCF:
I’m bending my “totally random” resolution for you. You were supposed to be tomorrow, but I’m putting you on today. Happy Birthday, you Damn Dyslexic Color-blind Crippled Foreigner (said with muchloveandaffection).
I met you almost eight years ago, and you had a heavy hand in changing my life –for the better. Thank you for inviting me into your world-of-Rogue.
Some of my favorite Marcel moments involve bbq’s in your front yard, chatting with Gertie, endless hours of documentaries, old movies, ridiculous trips to BigLots and the 99cent store. Oh – and let’s not forget –you’re the one who got me to try many new foods – even though I still don’t like them touching each other, I enjoy the new flavors you’ve introduced me to.
You were one of the first people I talked to after I had to put Rio down – you called and told me to come over. We sat there ( I don’t even remember what we watched) – and you didn’t try to get me to talk – you just let me be (which was what I needed). You also had the fabulous idea of using that as the comedic moment of my second Rogue show. Brilliant.
Oh – and I never would have been able to do any show if it hadn’t been for you. Thank you for the prodding and poking – thanks for listening and critiquing. Your input and advice were greatly appreciated.
You and I don’t see much of each other right now – and I need to remedy that. But please know – you are important to me. And I promise to finish that eulogy…but can I do it before you die? I think it would be so much more fun if you were there…