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In the process of archiving/mirroring here at Dreamwidth, I was reading through some of the messages in my Inbox. This announcement from February jumped right off the page at me:

This week, we are saddened to announce that we've lost a member of the Dreamwidth family. [personal profile] hippyjolteon passed away suddenly. We are made less by the loss

I didn't know Rowan very well, but she was on my friends list at LJ, and more importantly, she reviewed and edited my story for Help: Twelve Tales. It was only one project, but I learned so much from her. More than that, over the next few months, I learned she was not only a great writer and brilliant poet, but also very thoughtful and considerate. I knew she was struggling with some health issues, but to hear that she's gone is just...I have no words.

Hug your friends, and let them know you love them.

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Date: 2011-04-07 12:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladylovelace.livejournal.com
::hugs you:: - I love you and would miss you greatly if you died.

So you're not allowed to do that, okay?

I hate hearing about things like this, not just because someone is dead, but because I'm terrified that someone I only know online will die one day and I'll never know about it until it's too late.

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Date: 2011-04-07 12:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] roh-wyn.livejournal.com
I know what you mean. Sadly, I think our virtual lives, while very real, can also be a bit secret, and it's a times like this that I really feel that aspect of it. Hard.

I love you too, bb. *big hugs*

I have a huge amount of guilt over the fact that I've been so absorbed in my own life, I didn't even notice when her account was deleted. *sigh*

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Date: 2011-04-07 07:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] caras-galadhon.livejournal.com
I am so sorry for your loss. Even when we don't know someone well, it can hit hard, especially when we're fond of them. *hugs*

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Date: 2011-04-07 01:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alesh101.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry to hear this.

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Date: 2011-04-07 02:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shimotsuki.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry.

And you're so right about remembering to let people know that we care. *sigh* Will make a point to think about this more.

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