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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 08:10 PM
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80. silence breaking
180 was one of the first DUers I ever noticed. His wit and his... humanity... hung from him like a pauper's rags, a king's cloak, a priest's vestments. He wrote eloquently, but without the slightest trace of pretention.

I didn't join DU for the politics. Sounds strange, but I had Buzzflash for news. I didn't need an echo chamber. I needed a group of like-minded individuals with whom to discuss politics, sure, but also literature, art, frivolity, LIFE. 180 was one of the people who made me realize that the Lounge was the place for me.

He was clearly a great Democrat, a great community member, a great person. He had many friends here, but I've no doubt that didn't even scratch the surface. He was kind, he was intelligent, he was always spot on with the perfect observation. Someone like that does not die without friends. DU was not his only connection to the rest of the world, not for a moment. Not to knock DU, but this man had others in his life.

Others who must have loved him very deeply.

I miss 180 already. I will miss his insight into everyday life for a long time -- probably until DU ceases to exist, or I get banned for good finally. But it's these "others" I truly mourn for.

As much as we love him, there are those who love him more. As much as we miss him, there are those who miss him more. Please keep them in your thoughts.

Godspeed, fellow traveler. May you know peace. :loveya:
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