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RIP Ronald Francis Watts
January 18, 2013 8:38 PM   Subscribe


 
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Perhaps this is strange, but that's probably the most heartfelt "." I've ever posted here. So much sorrow. :-(
posted by Decimask at 8:48 PM on January 18, 2013


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That was an amazing piece of writing on a number of levels. My condolences.
posted by dubitable at 8:50 PM on January 18, 2013


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In many, many ways.
posted by Artw at 8:53 PM on January 18, 2013


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Watts is a very good writer of eulogies. I wish that wasn't borne out by lots of evidence.
posted by Lemurrhea at 8:55 PM on January 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


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posted by Earthtopus at 10:37 PM on January 18, 2013


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posted by Known Weasel at 10:49 PM on January 18, 2013


"I may never understand the contradiction inherent in that life: his unshakeable devotion to a community which, for all its strident insistence that God Is Love, never let him feel safe enough to be who he was."

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posted by How2BHuman at 11:32 PM on January 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


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posted by Pseudology at 12:46 AM on January 19, 2013


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I wish I could hug the both of them.
posted by Jilder at 12:59 AM on January 19, 2013


Wow. Just wow.

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posted by wittgenstein at 5:19 AM on January 19, 2013


So sad - a eulogy for his life as well as his passing.
posted by leslies at 6:04 AM on January 19, 2013


Peter's partner Caitlin Sweet wrote her own piece about Ronald Watts. Peter linked to it at the bottom of his original post a few hours after this went live.
posted by infinitewindow at 6:46 AM on January 19, 2013


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Wow.

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posted by DigDoug at 6:54 AM on January 19, 2013


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posted by Lucien Dark at 6:55 AM on January 19, 2013


I normally hate Mefi eulogy posts. Bunch of witless fanboys (of either gender) dropping the dot for some narcissistic fuckwit who did nothing more than enrich themself doing the thing they love.

If they were all life this one, I'd feel very, very different about them. Great post.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 7:37 AM on January 19, 2013


Peter Watts is a truly remarkable human being and I can't finish reading this because I'm not ready to break down into sobbing yet. I will come back to it soon, though.

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posted by byanyothername at 8:18 AM on January 19, 2013


That God is not love.
posted by gottabefunky at 9:08 AM on January 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


wow, that was such a tragic and beautiful eulogy. I have ever more respect for Peter Watt's talent and depth than ever. and I feel SO SAD for his father...

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posted by supermedusa at 10:39 AM on January 19, 2013


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Watts is a very good writer of eulogies.

He's had a lot of practice over the last few years for immediate family (and beloved cats), which is pretty horrible. This is an amazing piece of writing. Not all of them have summed up a difficult life with so much fondness, though. Life in that family seems to have been complicated.
posted by figurant at 10:50 AM on January 19, 2013


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posted by conradjones at 4:05 PM on January 19, 2013


This just makes me sad, especially Caitlin's piece.

Poor guy. I'm not a fan of reincarnation, but I hope that dude gets reborn in a better place and time to make up for this shit life.
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:42 PM on January 19, 2013


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