For Chris
July 29, 2010

I dedicate this passage to Chris Al-Aswad, mentor and courage giver to many.

Methinks we have hugely mistaken this matter of Life and Death.

Methinks that what they call my shadow here on earth is my true substance.

Methinks that in looking at things spiritual, we are too much like oysters observing the sun through the water, and thinking that thick water the thinnest of air.

Methinks my body is but the lees of my better being.

In fact take my body who will, take it I say, it is not me.

Herman Melville, Moby Dick

Chris was aspiring writer, read his graphic novel here The Comic of Life

His blog, The Blog of Innocence

And his greatest achievement, Escape into Life

We’ll miss you Chris. x