Saturday, September 13, 2008

Words Fail, Sometimes

I just learned through a message group I subscribe to that a personal hero of mine, the author David Foster Wallace, took his own life last night. His novel Infinite Jest is one of my favorite books. He was only 46.

I don't have the words to express how I feel right now.

8 comments:

Rachael said...

I'm really sorry. I know how it feels, and it's hard to explain. It's a loss on a personal level, to something that makes up part of who you are, as opposed to a loss that marks a physical presence of a person close to you in the reality of your life.

Read the book again. :)

Meg said...

awe! that's really sad. :( I'm sorry.

~Meg/Minx

hotkevin11 said...

I am so sorry for the loss.

Daniel Waters said...

Hi Rachael,

That is incredibly well said, I appreciate it.

It sounds very corny, but one of my dreams/goals/whatever since becoming a professional writer was to meet DFW. I have a list of people I'd love to meet (I'm really a fannish person)but he topped the list. I'm sorry I'll never get the chance. I'm sorry he won't be writing anymore, I'm sorry for him, his family--mostly I'm just sorry.

But I am taking your very sound advice to heart.

Thank you,

Dan

Daniel Waters said...

Hi Meg,

Thanks.

Take care,
Dan

Daniel Waters said...

Hi Hotkevin11,

Thanks. Me, too.

Take care,
Dan

Victoria said...

i am so very sorry. i my self have just lost a cousin, and understand that losing someone no matter the situation is difficult.

~peace be with you and help
you be at ease.

Daniel Waters said...

Hi Victoria,

I'm sorry about your cousin as well. Thank you for the kind thoughts.

Take care,
Dan