01. Densha Car 13
Joey & Slick Friends
He often spoke of his misadventures as a taskmaster in the fiery bowels of the culinary dark arts that embraced much of his willfully negligent life and hallowed travels in the dingy corners of ill respite. Darkness crept into his seething mind and a mysterious grimness lay awaiting from afar. A spark of courage and hidden talent unleashed a new path for which he drank from with vigor and ambitious thirst. A rigid casting system held him at bay for many years until freedom was granted and his voice unleashed a yearning of poetry that stormed onto the scene with ferocity. He let us tag along like a forlorn friend and taught us how to feel hungry again for knowledge, experiences, friendships and delicacies that sustained our souls with histories of the world. Despite his sometimes apparent shyness, he embraced everyone and everything and held a festival of debaucherous joy at every turn and we felt the ping of an oncoming hangover just from watching. I looked forward to an enduring relationship with his antics and storytelling and coveted his work as a rapturous blessing in life.
We do not know what distresses and pain were the ultimate purveyors of his passing, but we lost a spirit of some respite that day. We can only thank him for feeding us with memories and making us smile like a child. Thank you Tony – RIP Anthony Bourdain – June 8, 2018
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