Sunday, March 20, 2011
The Big Moon and the Dead Blog
There's a big moon over Mount Royal tonight. And I'm sitting here staring at that little plane flying into the darkness, and wondering why blogs can't last forever.
And how sorry I am to discover that somebody has taken down Bruce McDonald's blog Canuck Attitude. Only four months after he committed suicide.
Disappointed because I won't be able to link to some of his bully stories, to illustrate the horror of homophobia, and how it can kill, long after the bullying stops.
Disappointed because now the link to the different versions of the flag he designed...
Takes you to the same dead place.
Instead of being shared with people all over the world as it was for years.
But mostly I'm sad because I thought Bruce's blog was also his memorial, a place to go to remember him, and I was planning to keep it on my blogroll forever.
I don't know why somebody took it down. I hope it wasn't because they thought it's not the kind of memorial that a "respectable" dead person should have. Because that would be so wrong.
The good news? Somebody saved some of his words.
And on the night of the big moon, his friend Rick has a great story to tell.
Although Ricky did get one thing wrong eh?
I stole Bruce's jukebox before they closed the joint down.
And tonight it played this song...
Hi...what are you doing? Writing.
Oh boy. It's going to be hard to remove Canuck Attitude from my blogroll. And maybe I never will.
But Bruce is really gone now. Time moves on like a river. A blog is just a blog.
And nothing is forever...
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