4. März 2010

Goodbye Tom

A colleague-friend of mine died a week ago and the funeral is tomorrow. I have been proofreading the translation of a friend’s funeral speech all morning and have finally come to acknowledge that he will not come back to sit across from me and crack dirty jokes.

He taught me the translating business – by showing me how to use the software and by good and bad example – he could ramble on and on about whichever topic and he could get all excited about everything creative and language-y.

I miss his dirty laugh.