What's the word for searching for an old acquaintance on the Internet and finding that the first result is his obituary?
A genial host known for giving parties in the rose garden of his home on Barrow St. for the benefit of the Washington Sq. Music Festival, he was a familiar presence on the block where he would sit on the stoop with his two dogs, a schnauzer and a Pekinese, chatting with neighbors and passersby.
I spent time this morning reading digital ephemera; old email archives, archæology at the Wayback Machine. So much is gone, never archived.

White lily.

  2003-11-05 16:58 Z