A Timely Gesture

For those who may not know Bill Duckworth’s music, David McIntire is making Andy Lee’s lovely recording of The Time Curve Preludes on Irritable Hedgehog a free download through Sunday night.

What hurts today is the visceral sense I have that Bill’s sense of humor has disappeared from the earth. Bill had an attractive knack of finding life humorously absurd. Seen through his eyes, the world seemed petty, laughable, and nonthreatening, like it wasn’t big enough to scare him. Even though I hadn’t seen him much lately, I already miss that, like I may not get to see it that way again.

UPDATE: And I forgot to mention, Bill’s temporarily successful treatment enabled him to finish a piano concerto. I haven’t heard it yet, but others have.