Do Not Fear the Reaper
Terry Pratchett said his final farewell today. He was a brilliant and beloved satirist whose gentle mockery was a source of smiles and laughter for many. He was an entertainer of humans and god of the Discworld.
In the Discworld, Death is as ubiquitous as the tax man and I love to think he was there to usher Terry to the other side. I also like to think the noble steed Binky and the Death of Rats were there to lend a hand.
Sir Terry’s motto was
Sir Terry Pratchett’s Official Coat of Arms
“Illustrated left are the Armorial Bearings granted to Sir Terence David John PRATCHETT of Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, Knight, OBE by Letters Patent of Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms dated 28 April 2010.
The Arms are blazoned: Sable an ankh between four Roundels in saltire each issuing Argent.
The Crest is Upon a Helm with a Wreath Argent and Sable On Water Barry wavy Sable Argent and Sable an Owl affronty wings displayed and inverted Or supporting thereby two closed Books erect Gules.
College reference: Grants 175/35.”