Brian Lance Bosart


It struck me every day
It struck me every day
     The lightning was as new 
As if the cloud that instant slit

               And let the fire through.
It burned me in the night,
    It blistered in my dream;
It sickened fresh upon my sight

              With every morning's beam.
I thought that storm was brief,--
    The maddest, quickest by;
But Nature lost the date of this,
    And left it in the sky.
        -Emily Dickinson
          (1830-1886)
                    Feb. 12, 2000
 
 
My dear little office buddy, the happiest person I've ever met.    Brian, I miss you very much. 
(Feb. 13, 1974-May 29, 2000)

Brian Lance Bosart's necrology.



Movie Player Downlowds for the MAC, for the UNIX, for the PC
*Brian was a big time entertainer...here's his commercial debut.*

Some of Brian's favorite things: Some of Brian's advice to me:
Red Sox
U2
Guinness
Lobster
Tornado
  • Only order bar food at a bar.
  • Usually the best looking guy in a band is the     drummer.
  • It's not easy to toss your keys and try to catch it behind your back with the same hand.


Beautiful Day (U2)

Your heart is a bloom, shoots up through the stony ground
There's no room, no space to rent in this town
You're out of luck, and the reason that you had to care
The traffic is stuck, and you're not moving anywhere
You thought you'd found a friend, to take you out of this place
Someone you could lend a hand in return for grace

It's a beautiful day
Sky falls; you feel like
It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away

You're on the road, but you've got no destination
You're in the mud, in the maze of her imagination
Love is tough, even if that doesn't ring true
You've been all over, and it's been all over you

It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
It's a beautiful day
(hoo, hoo, hoo)

Touch me; take me to that other place
Teach me love; I know I'm not a hopeless case

See the world in green and blue;
See time move right in front of you;
See the canyons broken by cloud;
See the tuna fleets clearing the sea now;
See the Bedouin fires at night;
See the oil fields at first light, and
See the bird with a leaf in her mouth
After the flood all the colours came out

(day... day... )
It was a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
Beautiful day

Touch me; take me to that other place
Reach me; I know I'm not a hopeless case

What you don't have, you don't need it now
What you don't know, you can feel it somehow
What you don't have, you don't need it now,
Don't need it now...

It's a beautiful day

Brian's family with his Ph.D. hood in hand.
June 15, 2001