Listen, Mein Poppets, I don’t give a shit if your friends are the most SPARKLING, ERUDITE bastards on the planet — if you never had the profound pleasure, privilege, and delight of having a one-on-one conversation with the brilliant Taylor Negron…then trust me, YOU AIN’T NEVER HAD A CONVERSATION.

When it came to the RIVETING CHATTER, he would cock his head to one side, purse his lips, activate the tractor beam in his IMPOSSIBLY BLUE eyes, extend his hand, beguile you to him, face you down like an intellectual Apache dancer, snap his expert storytelling talons, reach around, clasp his past around your reptilian brain, and then, simply, ENCHANT YOU, LOVE YOU, and OWN YOU.

I was lucky enough in this life to have occasionally been his momentary dancing partner, spun giddy by his stories and wisdom, gazing amazed at the intoxicating, nurturing light he radiated outward always, and, for those unforgettable five minutes, ten minutes, an hour…be the only other person on the goddamned planet.

That he and his radiance are no longer here — making us laugh, raising the stakes, lighting our way — is UNIMAGINABLE.



About muffybolding

Muffy Bolding is a mother/writer/actor/knitter/feminist/withered debutante who likes the smell of asparagus pee, and remains obsessed with the bathroom hygiene of her three children -- despite the fact that they are 23, 19, and 16. She is blissfully married to a cute Jewish boy who looks like Willie Wonka, but remains tragically in love with the dead poet, Ted Hughes. She has the mouth of a Teamster, and her patron saint is Rocco (pestilence relief.) Ms. Bolding lives in Southern California, where she enjoys typing words, making movies, and plucking the rings from the fingers of the dead. She was the co-creator and Editor-in-Chief of the award winning satire zine, Fresno Lampoon, and in between writing screenplays, carnival barking, and savagely threatening her trio of darling larvae with a wooden spoon, she currently publishes the zine, "Withered Debutante." More of her work can also be found in the anthology, "Mamaphonic: Balancing Motherhood and Other Creative Acts", the compilation zine, "Mamaphiles III: Coming Home", as well as in The Cortland Review and hipmama.com. She is currently writing and producing for film and television, and working on a book of essays entitled, "Inside A Chinese Dragon." She has slept around, but not nearly as much as she would have liked.
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1 Response to taylor

  1. gijlyons says:

    Condolences, Muffy; remember that you are infused with Taylor’s spirit, your already soul filled sagas will be imbued with his presence. Rest In Peace, Taylor Negron, your legend will never die.

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