The scent rolled over him.
He looked up.
Overhead, a lilac tree was in bloom.
Damn! Damn! DAMN! Every year he forgot. Well no. He never forgot. He just put the memories away, like old silverware that you didn't want to tarnish. And every year they came back, sharp and sparkling, and stabbed him in the heart. And today of all days...
He reached up, and his hand trembled as he grasped a bloom and gently broke the stem. He sniffed at it. He stood for a moment, staring at nothing.'
- Night Watch by Terry Pratchett - A review by A.S. Byatt
Today is the Glorious 25th of May, a day when Discworld fans all over the world wear the lilac in honor of Terry Pratchett and help raise money for Alzheimer's research. (1)
The Alzheimer's Research Trust is one of our two NADWCon charities. You can make a donation to honor Terry at the link or at the con itself.
Wishing all here "Truth, Justice, Freedom, Reasonably-Priced Love and a Hard Boiled Egg."
When our splendid NADWCon gathering is done, people will be asking, "Were you there?" What will you say?
(1) For fans of Douglas Adams it is also Towel Day.
It is also Geek Pride Day so get your geek on.