Thursday, December 4, 2008

Weekly Geeks #27: Thinking of Dewey

Dear Dewey,

This week has been such a sad one with you gone. For there to be silence instead of words from you feels impossible. I miss you. I feel so sad for your family who I know is missing your presence. I have read so many great things about you and I hope that wherever you are, you hear it all and know how special you were to so many people.

One of my favorite posts from you is a book meme that was posted earlier this year. In it you answered the question that all lovers of books hear: Why do you read? I read your very funny story about shouting out the names of establishments as your parents drove you by. I read how reading gave you as much peace as sleep. I read how you felt like an anthropologist when you read, learning about the human race.

I think we read because it's as essential as breathing to us.

Thank you for being so caring and so kind. Thank you for sharing yourself and your life with us. You were a great friend. We all miss you. I love you, Dewey, and I'm glad you're no longer in pain.

N. Vasillis


jessi said...

Very lovely tribute. Dewey will be missed.

Becky said...

What a great post! I'm also highlighting that post in my tribute. It's one of my favorites. I loved her honesty, vulnerability, and genuineness.

Ana S. said...

That posts was one of my favourites too, and I identified so closely with what she said about feeling like an anthropologist.

Lovely tribute. I miss her.

Maree said...

Thank you, for such a great post.