My deepest sympathies, Jules. I only knew Paul in passing, but I admired him. I am glad for him, you and Isla that there was an opportunity for you all to know how deeply he was loved and how much he'll be missed.
I met Paul at Conflux in 2009 and spent an entertaining evening sitting across the table from him during a rowdy dinner at an Indian restaurant. He was a lovely, friendly man and once I started reading his work I realised how talented he was as well. I am very sad to hear the news today.
Such Sad news, my love and sympathy go out to you Jules and Isla and your families.
I wish he could still write on this journal, regaling the adventures of moving on, and in his wonderfully dark and blunt humour telling us how annoying some of the spirits and fairy's are. We would know he is ok, and still in his element. I miss him so much already.
Jules: should you and Isla ever drift south through Tasmania, I'd take it as an honour if you'd drop by. I never got to know Paul half so well as I'd have liked, but there was a lot we shared in how we both felt about our families, and about storytelling. Every minute I spent in his company was a pleasure, and I won't forget him.
I know that right now there's nothing I can do to help. But should that ever change - you and Isla have as much right as Paul ever did to call on my friendship, help and support, for whatever it's worth.
So sorry to hear this, Jules. My deepest sympathy and best wishes to you and Isla. For the rest of us who knew Paul, he has left a brilliant legacy. He will be loved and remembered for a long time to come. Keith x
I am sincerely sorry to hear of Paul's passing, though am glad it was peaceful and at his home. I only knew him in passing, but the times we met and chatted I really enjoyed, and of course I enjoyed our infrequent interactions on here.
Oh, Jules. I am so sorry to hear this tragic news but so happy you were all there with him at the end. Such a fighter and what a waste. It's been an absolute privilege to have known Paul. The mould was certainly broken when he was made, but his legacy lives on. My condolences to you, Isla and your families.