Kevin Tod Smith

with kevin smith, burbank 1998

Sometimes I think there isn’t much more to say about Kev that I haven’t said before.  Sometimes I wonder if I should just be happy for the memories I treasure and just let go of whatever melancholy still lingers.  But I’m one who likes to remember.  I’m one who believes that perhaps remembering reminds the one departed that they were loved and are still loved.

I was lucky enough to meet Kevin Smith at a Hercules/Xena convention back in 1998.  He (and Erik Thomson) were the reason I plunged into the fandom.  I came out of it with good friends and great times.  Much of the good times can be attributed to the mutual adoration of Kevin that me and my friends felt.  He had this way about him.  When he walked into the room where we, his fan club members waited, everyone hushed for just a moment to acknowledge this man who walked in.  You wanted to act like a rational being but you just had to stop and look and breath in the excitement in the air.

It still makes me a little sad to remember that he’s gone from the world.  And when I look back on old articles or watch old videos online from his performances, I almost choke from the injustice of it all.  I try to comfort myself with the reminder of how lucky I am to have met this wonderful man.  And I consider myself very lucky indeed.

no one has forgotten you
we’ve only just moved on
pushed aside the useless tears
clinging to smiles and laughter instead
no one has forgotten you
the timbre of your voice
reaching through the fog
a calm segue into dreams
no one has forgotten you
the welcome in your dark eyes
so ready to draw in life
such joy in your depths
no one has forgotten you
we’ve only seen too many days
bereft of your warm light
clutching other moments to treasure
but no one has forgotten you
we keep you close inside
the sliver in our hearts a reminder
how even now we still remember

(originally posted at shady satin)

2 Comments

  1. AMPARO HARAMBOURE says:

    I DIDN’T HAVE THE CHANCE TO MEET HIM, BUT I HAVE A LOT OF GREAT TIME WATCHING HIM ACTING. I’M GLAD TO SEE HE’S STILL IN A LOT OF PEOPLES MINDS.
    THANK YOU FOR THIS PAGE
    AMPARO

  2. Karl says:

    kevin is live and laugh to us.

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