The passing of a beautiful man should be momentarily mourned, but the life of a beautiful man should be celebrated forever. Ray lived a beautiful life. That is why we know him and admire him. I believe that Ray would want us to celebrate his life, his art.
well said... it always seemed he dealt w/ & expressed Jim's legacy & spirit the same way.
the doors may have ended in new orleans, yet funerals in that city reflect & express just your sentiment. they find life giving purpose in death. Rebirth. The cycle renews again. Both Jim & Ray expressed this figuratively many times over.
thanks for the thought. after the pain, grab onto the life force from wh/ it was borne.