I also want to repost the following from Adam’s Facebook page. He wrote it on July 10.
Ultimately, it is the people who matter. People. Lovers, loved ones, companions along the way, —the people who have shared things with us, life lessons, travels, unique experiences. And I have seen wonderful things. I stood in a room excavated under a house in the ruins of Pompei—a rich man’s house with murals on the walls still bright with color after being buried in the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. I climbed up into the ruins of the Colosseum in Rome back before everything was roped off and gated, and I went down into the Catacombs. I stood before the Venus de Milo in the Louvre in Paris, and before the Mona Lisa. I saw the golden death mask of Tutankhamen in the British Museum. I stood in wonder atop a mountain in Costa Rica as hundreds of hummingbird of all sizes hovered around me thinking I was a flowering bush. I climbed a small mountain on the Island of Majorca, Spain, to a tiny monastery on the top and shared mass with the monks who lived there. What was it that Roy, the replicant in Blade Runner said at the end. “I have seen things you would not believe . . . all those . . . memories . . . will be lost in time like tears in rain.”
Andrea Bonazzi says, “I’ve found him talking with HPL in front of an ancient Pueblo in Arizona, with the symbol of the Salt River’s Pima-Maricopa Indians as a medallion, leaning on a strange tablet…”
P.S. It’s official: We are going to dedicate this Sunday’s video chat to Adam. All who knew him are welcome. The chat as usual will be at 5pm Central Time (3pm Pacific, 6pm Eastern, 11pm London time). If you want to join, email me ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org . We will toast Adam and celebrate him.