June 13th, 2005

monkey pirate

Eric Mitsch

Eric Mitcsh was one of those guys that you ought to be jealous of - tall, fit, good looking, intelligent, and personable. Only - he was such a good guy, so easy going and friendly to everyone, it was impossible to think ill of him. Eric made friends very quickly, but having done so never forgot them.

I last saw him at Halloween, carving pumpkins. He was recently married to his long time girlfriend and they were expecting a child, and I was preparing to move to LA. Since then their daughter was born.

And Eric died. Far too young.

Words fail me. There is no justice.

I wish I could be there for his funeral - but then, even more, I wish I didn't have to.