I've been receiving heartwarming emails and stories about how people met David and I feel like I should share. I also encourage more of this! Tell me about how you met David, or his impact on your life, I love hearing about it since he had such a huge impact on mine. (And if you don't mind, I'd like to share your stories too...!)
This is a blog post by Michelle Tuckett:
"I've been trying for months to find the right words, but none can describe David.
Suffice it to say, if I had to choose one person I know—one being in all creation—that the world could not do without, it would be him. David Fetzer, my friend.
He died last December.
I don't know when I met him, exactly. We were just kids then – bonding over our love of acting at a theater camp. We saw each other every summer, but I don't remember the first time we met. He wasn't in my life, and then he was. And he's had some part of my heart some twenty years now.
We grew up, our paths divided. But sometimes, I would see him. At a bar, in a local box office, walking down the street. And each time I got one of his stellar hugs, one of his wide smiles, shared laughter and some crazy stories of his adventures–usually with his band. Every moment with him was like standing in a patch of sunshine.
David believed in art, and in artists. He did everything he could to make the world more beautiful, he wrote and acted and sang and drew.
He spent his life like he knew it would end – he took risks and encouraged dreams and had the best smile in the universe. In his thirty years, he has done more than most do in a lifetime, always wanting to find the next journey to go on."
(Lovely. You can check out Michelle's blog here: http://12novels.com/ Michelle is working on an amazing writing project that I just learned of -- she's writing one novel a month for a year! Pretty amazing.)