J. Desmond Clark
Whomever this may concern:
My name is Natashia Knapper and I am a current student at George
Mason University (in Fairfax, Virginia). For as long as I can remember,
I have always been interested in history. Even when I was little,
before I started school, I found myself intrigued with discovering
where we come from and how we have come as far as we have. Naturally,
anthropology became my calling, which soon led to a deep passion
for paleoanthropoly. This will be my major (with a minor in history,
but I digress).
This all being said, J. Desmond
Clark had been an inspiration to me. His brilliance and knowledge
surpassed almost anyone I could think of in his field. I have read
everthing he has even written and hoped to one day meet him and
let him know that he is one of the reasons I plan to continue my
major, though others have called it foolhardy, since there is no
real money in it. It saddens me that the day of our meeting will
never come but I want to pay respects. I don't have a poem to submit
or anything like that, but... he meant a lot to a lot of people.
That's beautiful in itself. I want to offer my condolensce to his
family and friends and to say if anyone needs anything at all, I'm
only an e-mail away.