It’s been more than two years now since I’ve written anything on this blog. The last thing I wrote was my attempt at summing up all that Dorneles meant to me as a friend and co-worker. It still hurts. Every. Day.
I’ve been carrying on with life. Heads down into work. Enjoying my kids, which just started at daycare (or is afternooncare a word, even?) this week. But it’s going to hurt for quite some time. I can tell.
I feel like I should be writing more. I feel the need to hang out with old friends again. I might end up going to this year’s PythonBrasil/PloneConf one-two combo just for that. Hopefully some of the old-timers like Alan and Limi will be there. It would sure be great to see Paul again, which is apparently confirmed for one of the keynotes.
I actually started this post feeling very nostalgic, and the paragraph above shows. This was after stumbling on Gustavo’s 12 years ago post. Then I looked at the archive of this blog and found that my oldest post here is from July 20th 2003. Reading forward from there I’ve revived some really happy memories, and tons of now-broken links. One of the broken links was to one of the oldest traces of me out there, asking for help with Including TCL scripts in the CSLU Toolkit, back in 1999. Here’s another, from 2005, where I mention meeting Gustavo in person for the first time. And, the irony. I linked to his LiveJournal blog. :)
I feel much better now.
I should be writing more, and soon. I have lots of things to share, both personally and professionally. I really wish to become more like Dorneles. Not only fun to work with, but also fun to be around. I want to share more, not only about the things that I do, but also the things that I am. I hope to become a better person in the process, and I hope you can share and enjoy that journey with me.