Monday, May 4, 2009

Thinking about Craig Arnold

Go back to the sunlit world and tell your story.
from "Hymn to Persephone" by Craig Arnold

Thinking because that's all I can do at the moment. That, and worry. I have a trip to blog about, people to thank, papers to grade, but since returning home to the news that Craig never returned to his hotel from his hike up the volcano on Kuchino-erabu-shima, it's been difficult to think of much else than Craig's sudden absence from the observed world. I yet have hope. As children, we all play at getting lost, being rescued. We practice this. We want to find new worlds, bring them back to share with friends and family. This is my hope, that Craig will be found soon, that he found something amazing he just couldn't leave, something he'll bring back to the sunlit world, a story he'll yet tell us. Please.

Update: Oh, Craig, we'll miss your mischief, your song, your light. Until I too am merely story.

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