I know for a fact I am not alone in being shocked by the news of David Thompson's death. I feel like I've been punched and deflated.
David was truly one of the good guys. I don't know of a single person who had contact with him and didn't love him. He was an awesome book seller, he was a great book publisher and a champion of the genre of mystery.
But what David was more than anything else was a friend, to everyone who met him. For me he was a great straight man who always laughed at my jokes. He would calm me down if I was irritated or upset and he would make me laugh on a regular basis. David was also on of the most enthusiastic people I ever met and that is no exaggeration. Being in his vicinity was like being on the edge of a tornado and you just got sucked right up into whatever it was that was exciting him. He inspired me to be better than I am, kinder and more open minded. Knowing David honestly made me a better person.
Seeing David with McKenna was to believe in true love. The look on his face when he was with her made me know that there is truly good in this world.
As I type this i am feeling a lot of emotions, I am mad that he was taken from us, I am sad that my friend is gone and I am confused about why. The worst thing is I don't know what to do about filling the hole that is now in my heart.
I wish I could do something for his family to make this better, but there isn't anything. All I can do is try to be half the person David was and and to keep looking for the good in all things.