Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Gone

Only two posts ago I was blogging about my beloved VSBs. Tonight I popped down to return a DVD and also to try and explain sheepishly that Sproglet has hidden a DVD of Garfield cartoons somewhere in the house but can't remember where, and for the life of me I can't find the damn thing.

As soon as I walked in and clocked my fav VSB A's long face I knew something was wrong. For a moment I thought he was going to say he was leaving. Then he told me that the other VSB - the beautiful, handsome boy who wanted to be an actor, was dead. He was only 18. All I could think was how he promised me he would watch Amadeus and we had agreed to chat it over and now, now that would never happen. Poor A, losing his buddy. He looked shell shocked.

I don't know why it makes me so sad. I didn't know this guy well at all, he wouldn't even have known my name. But he was so young, so bursting with creativity and talent. So bloody handsome. And now, he is gone. What a tragedy. VSB A didn't want to go into the details surrounding his (possibly accidentally self-inflicted) death. There we were gassing about movies only a week ago and now...
Bless him, all that life left to live. All those amazing experiences cut short. Rest in peace Ben.

4 comments:

ACN said...

Poor kid. What a shock. Hope it's peaceful where he is and that he takes centre stage. x

Daycare Lady said...

When I read this I actually gasped in shock and heard myself saying, "Oh no..." out loud as I read the rest. You described him so vividly and the story was so good that I hoped you would write more about it all.
God bless the VSB.

Keenie Beanie said...

Ditto what Daycare Lady said. So sad...

Serena from Italy said...

oh, no... so shocking and so sad.
It's amazing you chose to write about him just only a few day before his death... otherwise we would have never known of his existence... ended too soon. This makes me think about the incertainty of life, and makes me shiver...
A hug