Yesterday, much to my shock, I learnt of the death of author and blogger, Mathew Paust at Todd Mason’s blog Sweet Freedom.
Over the years, since I started blogging, quite a few of my fellow-bloggers have passed away, always leaving one wretched. However, Matt’s death has hit me pretty hard as he was a blogging friend. He would constantly visit the blog and was always very encouraging. His own posts on his blog Crime Time are a testimony to what he called his best quality: his irreverent humour. When last year, the pandemic left us all floundering, Mathew started posting poems on his blog and it was wonderful to go through them amidst all the chaos and confusion.
He was always so full of life that I had no idea he was ailing. And now he is gone.