The only regret I will have in dying is if it is not for love.
Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez passed away at the age of 87. A wonderful writer, who influenced many of us in other parts of the world before there was the Internet, Marquez was a true internationalist before that phrase actually had a meaning. More importantly, he was a man who clearly knew that words are work, and work is words. He might be dead, but he lives with his words. His one quote is something I often think about: “No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing.”
Marquez was a great journalist and let’s pay homage to him by reading this wonderful interview with him in The Paris Review. There is more from The Paris Review, that is worth reading, but start with the interview.
Photo is an artwork by WorkbyKnight via Deviant Art. It perhaps is the best depiction of Mr. Marquez and words.