thebuzzardman wrote:A little off subject, but goddam. I just lost a friend last night suddenly. I didn't even know until someone mentioned it in a private group we have on Facebook about our wayward youth. And this guy busted his ass working at Bellvue during Covid - mostly dealing with pysch patients, but also in anyway he could.
He was just one of those extra charismatic, genuinely kind people, whose candle burned a little brighter.
He pursued acting and had small parts back when in "Dead Poets Society", "Biloxi Blues" , "Reversal of Fortune" and others back when.
Theater was more his passion though.
He got out of acting and pursued another career when his brother was shot intervening in a bar hold up/hostage situation.
I think because he had to be psychoanalyzed as part of method acting, it fascinated him and he got into the mental health field, to help criminally troubled people instead of hating them. Basically a very Christian/Abraham religion style act, even though he wasn't specifically religious.
We tried to gather a couple of months ago after a long absence but things fell through with him a few other guys, though some people made it.
Never pass up those opportunities and always take the time to be with your friends and family because sometimes it suddenly over, the clock runs out.
Sounds like a good egg. If I may ask, what happened?
Iâ€™m finally making arrangements to go to Sweden (i.e. Escape From Florida starring Clyde_Pliskin). I will probably spend a few weeks with my last surviving uncle who is 93 and healthy and lucid and still engaged with life. My mother and other two uncles are gone so Iâ€™m feeling good about the opportunity to spend some real time with him while it is still possible.