Such a beautiful obituary for my friend of past years. Darwin was just moving into theatre from his art major when I met him. We were in several plays together and toured one spring in the first touring theatre for SIU’s theatre program. One memory stands out when he and I were on stage waiting for the major character to come in and reveal crucial information about the plot. She came on stage but wasn’t really there! Darwin and I kept asking her questions getting no answers. Later he shared with me how he looked at the scenery he designed, painted, carried back and forth as we toured and it all left him blank. I was aware of the various offers in NY and other places, but he returned to his hometown. He was a gentle soul. As I watch our changing Santa Fe clouds daily and our starlit nights, I know he is having fun still designing!

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