Fatality at Eloy (Dec. 30), Condolences for Cliff Heller (Apoil)
His Rodriguez Brother profile states that his favorite quote is:
Don't Knock on Death's door. Ring the bell and run away. He hates that.
It was really funny a few days ago. It isn't really funny anymore. I guess I am the wrong person to ask though, since I havent really laughed since I heard about this. And the way I feel right now I dont feel like I'm ever going to again. I'm sure I will, but I certainly dont feel it right now.
I was out of the loop for about 24 hours. When I found out, I spent the better part of an hour calling everyone I could to dispel this nutty notion that Cliff was gone. My thanks and apologies to everyone who listened to me scream into the phone.
Now it has become my turn. I am getting phone calls and emails from all over the world, as more and more far flung friends hear the news, and want someone to tell them that it isn't true.
This was my best friend. This is the guy in charge of pulling the plug on me in my living will. This is the guy who was a brother to me. This is the guy who always looked out for me when I was being an idiot - which was often.
I guess that I have to stop being an idiot now. Because there's nobody there to look out for me anymore.
I'd really like to hear from anyone who knew him out there. PM me. I'll respond when I am mildly less of a basket case.
In the meantime, I will be punching things, screaming, and doing everything in my power (which is fucking nothing) to make everything go back to the way it was before this happened.
I know we all have a 50-50 chance of having to bury our best friend. That doesn't make it suck any less. If you read this, do yourself a favor... call your best friend today.
(This post was edited by skymama on Jan 1, 2007, 8:18 AM)