A Conversation for A Welcome and Thank You Message from Douglas Adams
'....[E]ntities whose lifespans had originated in any of the Plural zones were advised not to travel in hyperspace, and did so at their own risk. Everybody, they said, knew that.'
Arpeggio - Keeper, Muse, Against Sequiturs, à propos of nothing in particular Started conversation May 13, 2001
Nevertheless, 49 was a bit early for you to have left, really! Especially for someone who was otherwise so notoriously tardy. You could have procrastinated a bit, especially for your daughter's sake. I've known and loved you (through your writing, and an interview here and there on the telly) since the 1970s. She was only just getting to know you!
That's what one calls 'slinking out the back door just when life was settling down a bit'. Typical, I call it. You would up and do that. Well those of us for whose nonsuicide you are responsible, thank you for that, and the all the fish, of course. It's not fair at all to your wife and daughter, though. POUF, just like Fenchurch.
You realise your existence was like the sun rising and setting, for your little girl -- it simply was. Now it isn't. What a cheat. Polly, (and your mum, too) I'm deeply sorry. He didn't need to do that. Still, he would have a heart-attack while working out in a gym, wouldn't he? No sense not being ironic, even in his ironically premature departure.
Grieving noisily on behalf of many,
Arpeggio of and for LeKZ
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