I had this post in my head that I was all set to write today. It was hilarious, because my husband is hilarious, and it is a story that I quite honestly just cannot wait to tell you.
It is going to have to wait, though. After a long church day, I have logged on to email and Facebook to discover that a dear cyber-friend, my blogging superhero is gone. Just gone.
I stared at the email letting me know in shock for several minutes. I know my mouth was agape, and for a precious bit of time I simply could not process the information. We have a post due on 4P’s next week, I kept thinking, as if this somehow made a difference. There must be some mistake…I’m not reading this right. I logged on to Facebook and there it was, a status update from his page announcing his death. My sadness is inexpressible.
It’s like a light was snuffed out, creating a pocket of darkness.
What an amazing, bright legacy he leaves behind, though. Faulkner speaks in Absalom, Absalom making “that scratch, that undying mark on the blank face of the oblivion to which we are all doomed…” Well, I know better than to expect oblivion, but what a scratch Jason made. There will be no forgetting this incredibly gifted writer, photographer, and teacher as he makes his way into that good night.
To see Jason’s work, link to his blog, Adventures and Misadventures of Daily Living, on my Blogroll. He was also the mastermind behind Four Perspectives, an enterprise which I have dearly loved being a part of and regret not being able to do more with in the last couple of years.
Here’s to you, Jason. We love you, and miss you already.