Wednesday, July 28, 2010

In Loving Memory of GingaPaul

I just got an email a few minutes ago that Paul Squires, who I always called GingaPaul, has passed away.
No details - just that he's gone.
He was one of the finest poets, funniest men, and most inquisitive minds I've ever known.
http://gingatao.com/2010/07/14/cruising/
He was a bloody genius at word play and man, we used to have some wonderful times back in my Princess blogging days.

He wrote a poem about me and I'll have to track that down.
Right now all i can do is cry and wish I had answered his email last week, instead of setting it aside for when i wasn't so busy.
These people we never meet, they come into our lives and affect us profoundly.
They change who we are, and how we look at the world.
GingaPaul, dear friend - it was a blessing to have known you.
Love
Lakota

7 comments:

nitebyrd said...

My condolences to you, 'kota.

Lakota said...

Thank you Nite - i don't know if you remember him but he used to hang with us at the old blog. He was a dear dear friend and such a phenominal artist. We still kept in touch periodically by email. I'll miss him.

Big Pissy said...

I'm sorry for your loss....

pessimisticidealist said...

{{{{{u}}}}}

Southern Sage said...

Damn girl. I just saw this. I didn't know him but I remember when he used to comment on Princess.
Sucks baby.
hugs.

Karl said...

Afternoon Lakota,

Sorry to read this, some of his works were very good. I enjoyed the banter between the two of you, also.

Julia Smith said...

((hugs))