I just heard the news that urban sketcher Florian Afflerbach died suddenly. I did not know him personally, but I followed his sketches on Flickr every day, marveling at his work. As others have expressed recently upon hearing the news of the deaths of celebrities, I am thinking now about how creative people touch many lives in ways they might not even know. I regret that I never had the opportunity to tell him in person how much he inspired me (clicking “like” regularly and occasionally commenting don’t count), and now I never will. He just posted his last sketch yesterday, and now there will be no more.