“Just as we take the train to go to Tarascon or Rouen, we take death to go to a star.  What’s certainly true in this argument is that while alive, we cannot go to a star, any more than once dead we’d be able to take the train.”  Van Gogh to Theo (Vangoghletters.org)

A very talented and dear friend died yesterday after a brief illness.  Shine on, Joe Kaknes;  your sweetness will live on in my heart.