I have a selfishly sad heart today because Dr. John, author of Dr. John's Fortress, and Dragon's Lair, passed away this morning. Dr. John was a true gentleman, a wonderful sometimes-curmudgeon, an encourager and a blog-friend.
I also know from his writings that Dr. John was a firm believer in Jesus, so I know he is dancing with the angels today, free of any pain or any labors to breathe.
May the many who were touched by his kind words pause a moment to reflect on the sanctity of life and the joy in celebrating it while we're here. Some might believe that Dr. John's dragons are sad, but I disagree. I believe they are delighted that he can fly with them now.
Deepest condolences to his family. It was so apparent in his writings that after Jesus, they were the most important treasures to him. I know he will be missed. And to his family, thank you for sharing him with the rest of us through supporting his blogging. He brought a lot of laughter and light to us all.
Several weeks ago I had a dream in which several of us who blogged with Dr. John met at his house to have a party of some kind. Susan was there from Ireland, Thom was there from Hawaii, I came in from Virginia and we were all waiting for Quilly to show up. I looked over to where Dr. John was seated with his lovely Betty and there was a veritable FEAST awaiting us. So, Dr. John has gone on to prepare the feast for the rest of us. Save us some good hot dish, Pastor.
Vaya con Dios, mi amigo.