Well spoken tr8rjohnk. Your worlds have hit on the most important aspect of his life. None have put it so eloquently and in such fine a detail as you've just done.
Thank you for saying your peace.
Originally Posted by tr8rjohnk;14636089
I have already stated my goodbye in an earlier post within this thread but I find myself reading through the posts again. It is incredible, although foreseeable, to see the number of members touched by Syrillian as not only an active and significant contributor to this site but as a human being.
I have noticed that both new and old members alike stop in to say their peace, some I haven't seen around since I lurked as a guest, years ago; one member, I noticed had a single post count. Some comment on his mods, others of his knowledge and most of his generosity, humility and kindness. This is consequential:
How would one measure their own success in this world? What type of man would you consider wealthy? I can answer that true wealth comes from the love and respect one earns in their lifetime from those they interact with and certainly not from any measure of material gain.
It is quite obvious hence, to me, how wealthy a man Syrillian truly was to have earned the love and respect of so many. How many of us, in his place, would have seen the response that this thread has acquired?
I have never been so touched by the misfortune of someone I knew from so far away; a conversation with Syrillian left you wanting more of the man's kind candor; a clear justification of why his build logs would go so far off-topic, it was simply pleasant to converse and exchange words with Syrillian as he always expressed himself with a soul much older, wiser and kinder than his years.
I truly believe that few of us ever achieve what Daniel Costin did in his short time amongst us.