Inspiring Soul

Writing this in a hurry before I leave for Kandy.

Sudden unexpected news about a death of someone who lived a short yet colorful and inspiring life.

Impermanence.

Chris Al-Aswad, ( altheabashar ) founder of the online arts journal Escape Into Life has passed away. He was 31.

He wrote extensively about art, literature and culture and inspired thousands of like-minded souls around the world. If you haven’t visited Escape Into Life yet, you really should now. It’s a gigantic effort, very informative and inspirational.

In addition to Escape Into Life, he blogged at The Blog of Innocense, wrote poetry and other forms of creative literature. Being a firm believer of the power of web 2.0 media he never hesitated to publish his creative work online, free for everyone’s consumption.

His collection of poems, Purposeless Solitude is available here.

I really hope that the good work he started will continue. I will miss his gentle soul and “good mornings” from the other side of the planet.

Twitter users are posting tributes with the hashtag #TYCHRIS

3 thoughts on “Inspiring Soul

  1. Lohan, I’m so sorry for your loss. This week I tried looking up an old friend to find out she had died last year. Though I hadn’t seen her in almost ten years, I was stunned to find the world suddenly empty of her. 31 is too young. He seems like a beautiful soul.

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