(illustration by Juanita Nakamura)
Thanks to everyone who took the time to reach out via posts, texts, emails, phone, and personally to offer condolences on Bubba’s passing. Akemi and I are truly touched by the kind words and gestures of friends, co-workers, and strangers alike. It’s been an exhausting week and it has meant a lot – to hear from you all and then, to get home late last night to find a lovely bouquet awaiting us compliments of Dark Matter Executive Producer Jay Firestone.
Akemi has been surprisingly strong – sad but strengthened by the fact his condition has deteriorated so much that we’d had little choice in the end. She was telling me that her favorite memories of Bubba included the time he first learned to “shake” (She taught him when he was 10. The next day, his arm was so sore he could barely lift it). And his passion for art –
Also the way he would patiently sit down on the sidewalk after crossing a street in full expectation of the treat he would receive for the herculean effort.
For me, it was the time he ate a bag of chocolate-covered almonds sitting on the kitchen table and then had explosive diarrhea. Having Lulu and Suji around has certainly brightened our spirits. Lulu clearly misses Bubba and has been quite reserved. Suji, on the other hand, continues to be her lovable clownish self.
And finally tonight, a get-together with one of my favorite people ever. Dinner with The Doctor –
Robert Picardo was in town for a con appearance, but nevertheless found time for a little get-together. Love this guy.
First Star Trek, then Stargate. And chances are you’ll be seeing him on Dark Matter. Eventually.