He Gave a Lovely Light

He Gave a Lovely Light

Today the collective voice of reason’s tongue became that much duller. Christopher Hitchens died today; his final moments spent among friends. As a dying man he lived more than most healthy living people. He took responsibility for his mistakes, and placed no blame for his affliction. He burnt his candle at both ends, and oh, how we basked in his light.

I didn’t always agree with the man, and his methods were harsh, but I never got tired of seeing him work and rare was a foe that didn’t deserve it. In his memory, giveth hitchslaps, and taketh with dignity when it is you who are hitchslapped.

Cheers, Chris.

By Maki
Maki Naro is an artist, incurable geek, and lover of cooking, public radio, small animals, and Blade Runner. He comprises one half of the Sci-ence Webcomic's dynamic duo.

6 Comments

  1. Thanks for posting this, Maki. I’m having a highball for Hitch: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30368264@N08/6519450511

  2. Anne, will you be at the SF Solstice party? I will be having a Johnny Walker for him there. I hope they stock up a good supply….(sob).

  3. The art is beautiful. Thank you for posting this.

  4. @geologic, I will not, as I’ll be serving drinks elsewhere. Have a double for me.

  5. Beautiful. Thank you.

  6. Brilliantly done. I shall be drinking skeptically tomorrow in his honour.

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