I always hoped that he might contact me, or at least that someone who “handled” his correspondence would.
I often checked the Internet to see what he had been writing (or saying).
A few years ago I had purchased a signed, 1st edition of his Visit to a Small Planet, and had told him in my brief letter what I had thought about it.
I had also bought a signed, 1st edition of Kalki.
His wit always shined with brilliant light.
He became more cynical about all things the nearer he came to his denouement.
I think that I dreaded the day of his death more than he did.