We went to same 12-step meeting for years. We never said more than hi bc...what would I say? I love your movies? Anonymity is kind of a big part of said meetings. (thread)
People organized a comedy night fundraiser for an underfunded something, but no one wanted to ask him to do a set bc...it was too "we know who you are." They just asked for volunteers.
His death inspired me to write the first personal thing I'd written since getting sober--about sobriety and depression. I realized I had more things to say and kept writing.
I didn't really know him, but I will miss him. While I wish he was still alive, I'm grateful for the role he played in getting me to write again.