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Christopher R. Al-Aswad

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November 14, 2010
I only knew Chris briefly, from his first contacting me as Lethe through to the interview I received from him several months ago. I am so very sorry to hear of his passing. He was lovely; so creative, and he never had anything but kindness in his way. He is sorely missed. I am happy to see his legacy carried forward and, though I wish he were here to see it in person, I know that he will be orchestrating the creatives in God's house. Thank you Chris for all your kind words and for your vision. Condolences to all those who loved him, he lingers still.
November 12, 2010
I only knew Chris through his blog which I found by accident, looking for inspiration, I found it on his blog. The artwork that he selected to display, and just the spirit of the person behind his prose. I was inspired in many ways by his blog and his compelling stories that made me question my own feelings about things in this world. My heart goes out to the family and friends of Chris, I wish I had been able to meet him in person. His writing was so personal, it made you feel close to him in some way. I hadn't received any updated blogs and just looked it up to see that he has passed and so young. He will be greatly missed, thank you for having such a wonderful son who shared himself with the world.
November 04, 2010
I am deeply saddened to hear of Chris's passing-such an incredible young, hard working, visionary and talented man. He was a vehicle for creating such goodness on so many levels by observing, publishing and encouraging others to contribute. I had written him a thank you note for featuring my art at the end of June and he wrote me back. I remember thinking how few people actually are able to achieve what he has by encouraging people to think, engage and interact with art on a daily basis. I imagined how many lonely and long hours it took to create such things as this blog-one could see this because it was so well done. Thanks for keeping his site alive dear family and friends. My deepest sympathies to you-your son, your brother, your nephew, your dear friend. We will miss this modern day shaman of art and brotherhood and thanks for keeping his spirit alive in this forum.
I feel heartbroken by this sad news but lifted by all he accomplished in his short life by touching so many others lives.
November 01, 2010
Christopher was brilliant, and reading his writing and the arts and writings of those he published in his on-line journal was always inspiring, a treat, but it was his honesty about his life, his feelings, even in the seemingly unimportant everyday, that touched my heart. I never met Christopher, and yet I feel stricken by his loss. He was a guiding light and a person who was not afraid of vulnerability. I grieve his passing. Deepest condolences to his family.
October 31, 2010
I'm terribly sorry. I haven't been on twitter much of late, but I will miss his tweets greatly; they were very inspirational and I consider this to be a great loss from the online family whom I've never met in person.
October 31, 2010
Chris is an awesome soul and I'm honored to have been his friend.
October 07, 2010
Blessings and love to all of Chris Al-Aswad's family.

Thanks to Chris for all the support and the respect given toward the thoughts and ideas of others. You leave the legacy of a truly genuine person, whether it was on twitter or over the telephone. I am sorry you could not stay longer to share more of yourself. I am humbled by our lose of you, and chastened by your model of consistency, hard focused-work and genuine kindness toward others.

Thinking about how much Chris touched people after reading all the comments here posted, and noticing how many of those where people he met online, leaves me thinking about a good many things with respect to the way we live and share our lives. (Wondering about my decision to spend much less time online.) At the end of the day, the death of a cherished person never quenches love.

Thanks for sharing Chris.
Rest in peace; my hope is that you now walk in light.
October 04, 2010
You were too young to disappear into the void.
October 02, 2010
I only found Chris's blog a week ago, I didn't have much time to read it so I went back to it today. It touched me immensely and I was really inspired and excited at the prospect of reading future entries - and only after visiting Escape into Life did I realise that Chris had passed away. I did not know him or of him during his lifetime but I hope that what he has shared so generously of himself will continute to touch and inspire.
September 30, 2010
I have so many great memories of growing up with Chris. He was a big part of my childhood. We lost touch as our lives went in different directions but he could never be forgotten.
Love and prayers to his family and friends.

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