Hey. It's been good to know ya.
Yesterday, two friends of mine were shot to death in a cafe in North Seattle. You can go find the details yourself, if you like.
I knew Joe and Drew through the amazing and tumultuous world of Circus Contraption, where I was lucky enough to be the house photographer for nearly ten years.
I'm still shocked, and stunned, and too sad to really say anything coherent about them, but I did run across this video someone uploaded in the wake of yesterday's tragedy that gives a little flavor of what was so great about Drew, Joe, and the rest of the Circus.
To set the scene quickly: The story arc of The Show To End All Shows begins with a plucky travelling circus that descends over the course of the show into darkness and tragedy. After a Wagnerian end-of-the-world scene, everything goes dark, for an uncomfortably long time. And then, in the darkness, Drew appears:
Sophia Katt, on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 8:23 AM:
How sad to lose your two friends, and what a nice way to note their passing from your life.
Oddly (or maybe not) while I didn't know any of the victims personally six friends of mine from very different venues knew at least one well. A particularly hard situation, outside of being a family member, for somebody was that he knew not only two of the Cafe Racer victims but also taught the children of the victim on First Hill.
My heart goes out to all