Ryan Larkin, 1943-2007
February 16, 2007 § 2 Comments
Such sad news.
I would see him at the Copa sometimes, back when we were both regulars. He asked me for a cigarette once, and when I gave it to him he did a little dance. I smiled, not letting on that I knew who he was. No one needs that.
Being honest with you, I hated that film. Though the animation was extraordinary, the director was so blinded by judgment that he missed the stories Larkin might have revealed. The ones people tell when they know you mean to understand them.
I haven’t set foot in the Copa since last spring. More and more, I can’t bear to.
[Copa link via Midnight Poutine]