This is very sad news, indeed. As Trebor Scholz wrote Ricardo Rosas saw and established connections where few people could perceive them, let alone could make them work. Yet, once he pointed them out and set out to bring them into the world, they were natural. He introduced a lot of people, including myself, to Brazil and to a world of ideas, cosmoplitan and uniquely personal at the same time. He did so in the most humane way possible, by having long conversations, zig-zaging through Sao Paolo, disappearing and turing up again with more people, more connections, more things to do. I was always convinced our paths would cross again, there would be plenty of time for more drinks, walks, and conversations. It would have been the most natural thing in the world. Now it won't be.
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