Friday, June 13, 2008

"Your Ever Well-Wisher"

That would be ThomasLB, of course! He even made you feel good by reading his by-line. One of the joys of my internet life has been to stay in contact with Thomas, the bearded one who retreated from corporate life to living at home and doing who knows what.

We are so different, yet so similar. It's strange how the outward details of one's life mask the inner truth. We treasured so many of the same things, but he showed a sense of humor that I covet. I'd probably lecture him about sharing his great talents with the world, but he'd probably lecture me about not spending enough time smelling the roses.

I'm astonished when someone like Thomas decides to disappear. It's something like having a friend who takes their own life. "Why?", you ask. Who knows? Thomas can afford a new or used computer, but it's his own time that he's decided to conserve. He's walked away...

I admit to being a little angry. I miss ThomasLB. But, I also admit that each person has to walk their own path, and Thomas so much more than most. All the best, Mr. "Your Ever Well-Wisher".

5 comments:

Dave said...

What you said, especially the little bit angry part. Thomas makes me smile and think. I guess we'll have to look for another quiet voice.

Woozie said...

Know his email?

Sonja's Mom said...

I agree. I found so much wisdom the Thomas's posts - I will really miss him.

ThomasLB said...

Actually, it was very like suicide.

The principle difference is that I have a chance to say "I'm sorry, I truly wish I hadn't done that, and I want to make ammends."

I wish I had just done nothing until the dark mood passed. Inaction is underrated- it can keep you from doing a lot of stupid things.

Ron Davison said...

It is like a friend deciding not to write or call. I'm delighted that Thomas came back - so sorry that all the great posts are gone.