Even in blog land death is not far away:
I learned from my blogging friend The Chairman that The Irascible Fairy has died. Readers of his blog will know that he has been ill and in fact he hasn't posted for a few months. I only knew Richard through blogging in that strange kind of friendship where you share secrets with someone that you don't know at all. I never met Richard but I think if I had, I would have liked him. He taught me a new word...."coruscates" It means to give off or reflect light in bright beams or flashes.. to sparkle.
In his profile Richard wrote this:
I dream. I am falling endlessly through a blue and cloud flecked summer sky. Around me the music soars and coruscates.
I can imagine that wherever he is, he is coruscating now.. In memory of him I plan to use this word as often as possible!
Fiona, from Two Sheila's and Dog, posted that her mother died yesterday. I send her and Richard's partner Gavin my condolences.