Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Monday, September 16, 2019
But after my brain surgery (almost ten years ago) I had trouble with his name sometimes and I don't know if he accepted my explanations and apologies as sincerely the result of my brain crap or if he thought I was just too self-involved. It felt like in more recent years whenever I encountered him we connected more gracefully and it made me happy. I am sorry I didn't get to know him better.
Now he has suddenly been taken from his family and friends and there's no poetic way to assuage the sadness so many are experiencing. My heart goes out to his wife, the multi-talented Yuko Otomo, and to all his many friends and fans.
Here's the last two lines from his poem "As Collage" which seems like a pretty good epitaph to me:
"...& in the end as he so aptly put it
the THINGS themselves are left to TESTIFY.
[photo by Don Yorty]