Today I’ve been reading through old ‘Spill posts and RR blogs, posts from years ago. I was supposed to be working, but this seemed more important, and it was time well-spent. I was reminded of how incredibly important Readers Recommend and its offspring have been for so many people. I was reminded of how important it was for me. I was trying to remember the exact week that May1366 joined. He was instantly appealing, a bright soul, even in a few lines of internet discourse. I’ve been thinking so much about him today, and he seems to me to represent everything that was ever good about Readers Recommend. He was always so bright and light and funny. And yet he had such a wisdom and weight to his words. All of his words felt valuable. He was knowledgable but gracious, involved yet balanced. He was kind and generous. And his love for music glowed through his words in an inspiring, infectious way. I feel such affection for him, though I’ve never met him. I feel such a loss.
If you’d like to share a song for May, or a memory of May, or a memory of a song for May… Let’s celebrate his life in ‘Spill style, with music.
I’ve been trying to think of a song to post for May, and I just don’t know. I know he loved this, and I know its beautiful, so that’s what I’m going with.