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12 November 2015 @ 08:53 pm
God Sauce  
When I think of Rick, I think of his deep, resonant voice, and his big belly laugh that invited you to join. I think of how sweet and loving he was with his son Gabe and other little kids. I think of how he would listen carefully to what people would say, mulling it over, never simply taking their words at face value. I think of how little patience he had for bullshit, including his own. I think of how hard he worked, and how much he dedicated to making a better life for his family.

Rick had a wonderful turn of phrase, an ability to shine a light on a conversation or way of thinking that could always make you laugh and think at the same time. One of his phrases that I still use is "God sauce" to apply to anything religious-y. Reiki? God sauce. Bible? God sauce. Magical thinking? God sauce. I can see him holding his hand over an imaginary platter as though pouring out from a ladle.

Rick died unexpectedly in October, leaving his amazing and loving wife and son, and so very many people who loved him. He was one of those people who filled a room in a wonderful way, cracked jokes, listened thoughtfully, was generous and loving and kind. He was one of those people who can leave a him-shaped hole in your heart, even if he wasn't part of your day-to-day. I do and will miss him so so much.

God sauce, just pour it all over everything.
I'm feeling: sadsad
Spiderbabearachne8x on November 13th, 2015 02:55 am (UTC)

What a sweet and beautiful memorial post. I hope your memories of him will give you the succor you need.

Mizarchivist: Mirrormaskmizarchivist on November 13th, 2015 03:19 am (UTC)
I do not think I had the honor of meeting (this) Rick- but heard about him from Ryan during the dire days. I am very sorry. God Sauce.
redjoredjo on November 13th, 2015 03:25 pm (UTC)
I never met him, but I've seen so much posted about his illness and passing. He touched many, many lives and was well loved. I am very sorry for your loss.
The other side of Delirium: sunsettaura_g on November 13th, 2015 04:44 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss.

Many strong gentle hugs if and as you might want them.
MRFmrf_arch on November 15th, 2015 01:32 pm (UTC)
The world is a darker place without him in it.
Kcatkcatalyst on November 17th, 2015 11:17 pm (UTC)
:-( I had not seen him in a long time and never knew him very well. But he was so obviously great and I was sure that our paths would cross again. My heart aches for the Rick-shaped hole in all your hearts and I am sad for the one in my hazy future thoughts. Love to you as always.
Mouseketeer Stigmatatrom on November 18th, 2015 12:21 am (UTC)
I only had a few interactions with him, but every single one was deeply enjoyable.