Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

So this

My friend Brent died on Saturday.

Sudden massive heart attack at age 39.

Nobody knows anything. Not that well.

What follows is the entire text of the email he sent me that morning. I don't know. Maybe it will help, being out there, being read by those with time.

There's more, including the coincidences, signs, unspeakable déjà vu, and yet more strange circumstances, (including the fact that I actually recorded parts our last conversation (just the day before, just on Friday, can you fucking believe it?) and maybe I'll post parts somewhere) but here's this, and I don't know. It's been 36 hours or so and I just don't know.

* * *

The email subject line is From Brent: Thank You.


Wanted to say that it was really great to see you.

We really shouldn't let months go by. Even though we spoke of not having enough time to concentrate on our *arts*, I still get a spark
when we hang-out and find a balance that is needed.

I also take comfort in the fact that there is another in the world that feels similar to me on some level.

That and you make me laugh,.... You funny.

Thank you so much for all the *goodies* too.

After class last night, we watch a couple episodes of The Misfits before retiring to bed. Great show!

Also, I found that I don't enjoy UK chocolate. I think they just suck when it comes to food in general.

No wonder Jamie Oliver is so big there. A monkey that could put together a half-decent sandwich, ("Sarni" if your from mother England), would be held in

One thing we do well in 'ol America is eat and eat we do.

Oh, thank you for the coffee as well.

If it is possible, could you send me that podcast we did? I want to listen to my fruity, faggy, voice some more.

Could you also send that kick-ass trailer to Angel? That was really very cool.

Let's get together sooner than later.

I may be leaving for Philadelphia for a year come this October and we would have to come up with the Skype Podcast and I'm afraid that will make my
faggy voice harder to hear which means you'll have to concentrate on what I'm saying thus making the listener very aware that I sound faggy.

No one wins.

If I cannot go to Philly, this will all be mute being I'll just be down the hall from you.

Or, standing on the off ramp of the 10 West. I'll be the one with the sign that reads, "Will do Kung-Fu for food."

That's not very funny, actually.


* * *

I'm gonna miss that asshole so much.


( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 8th, 2011 01:09 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry Mark! I still can't believe we are old enough for our friends to die of "natural causes". I am not ok with it. I still feel like the college kids we were. Please take good care of you, and know that you are very loved.
Aug. 8th, 2011 06:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Lisa. Much love to you and yours.
Aug. 8th, 2011 01:16 pm (UTC)
Bad times, Mark. So absolutely sorry to hear this.

So much so, I'm not even going to get annoyed at the UK food chat.

Massive, genuine understanding and sympathy. x
Aug. 9th, 2011 08:04 am (UTC)
It took me a minute (okay, a day) to work out who you were (are)! Thank you again, for the kind words here and on Twitter.

I'm sure Brent didn't mean for his words to be broadcast across the pond, but that's what he gets.
Aug. 9th, 2011 09:32 am (UTC)
I hoped I hit the right tone there, Bat. x
Aug. 8th, 2011 04:29 pm (UTC)
Very sorry for you loss. Hang in there.
Aug. 8th, 2011 06:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you, sir. Very much appreciated.
Aug. 8th, 2011 05:20 pm (UTC)
Wait, Brent as in my ex-fiance Brent?
Aug. 8th, 2011 06:45 pm (UTC)
Wow, that is rough, is very intimidating that you can hang out with someone and not be able to see what's breaking on the inside.
Aug. 9th, 2011 09:18 am (UTC)
My condolences, Mark. Take heart, though--very few people get last words as meaningful as that email, especially when it comes to sudden and unexpected deaths. Hold on to them. And take care of yourself.
Aug. 11th, 2011 03:44 am (UTC)
Oh I totally forgot to tell you sympathetic words at work. Sorry about that. And I'm sorry that your friend passed away. Just from that one email you can tell he was a cool guy.
Aug. 12th, 2011 12:54 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry, Mark. Nothing anyone can say will make it any better, but you have my sympathy and condolences.
( 12 comments — Leave a comment )


The Savage Young Bat
The Wondercave

Latest Month

March 2017


Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by chasethestars