23rd February 1821

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23rd February 1821

Postby Ennis » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:36 am

He's gone.
"But if you will fully love me, though there may be some fire, 'twill not be more than we can bear when moistened and bedewed with Pleasures." JK to FB 08.07.1819
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Re: 23rd February 1821

Postby BrokenLyre » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:47 am

Thinking of my friend, especially tonight.
"Come... dry your eyes, for you are life, rarer than a quark and unpredictable beyond the dreams of Heisenberg; the clay in which the forces that shape all things leave their fingerprints most clearly. Dry your eyes... and let's go home."
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Re: 23rd February 1821

Postby Raphael » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:58 pm

11pm tonight he passed into the next world. Tonight will be Remembrance.
John....you did not live to see-
who we are because of what you left,
what it is we are in what we make of you.

Peter Sanson, 1995.
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Re: 23rd February 1821

Postby BrokenLyre » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:24 am

Tonight is a special night. A glass of claret, remembering a dear friend from 26 Piazza di Spagna, in a room overlooking Bernini's broken boat, with foreshadowing flowers above the bed.
"Come... dry your eyes, for you are life, rarer than a quark and unpredictable beyond the dreams of Heisenberg; the clay in which the forces that shape all things leave their fingerprints most clearly. Dry your eyes... and let's go home."
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