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I am so bad at this.

One of my soft-goals for the new year was to journal a bit more. Mostly for me. It's good to jot stuff down. Partly because the decline of LJ makes me sad.

So onwards and upwards!

Do you have anyone in your address book, Facebook list or LiveJournal that has passed away, and you just can't delete them?

I had a Facebook notification for some upcoming birthdays. And Laura's is next Friday. I can't even remember how long ago we met, here on LJ, and whether it was the Bunny community or the Lipgloss Whores (Ahhh the good old days!) but we hit it off pretty well. We definitely bonded over bunnies and our love of the Winchester House - I remember sending her a postcard when Adam and I were there in 2006! She just always seemed so real, unapologetic. I admired that. I'm not going to pretend we were best friends, we weren't, but sometimes people enter your life on the fringe but still leave an impression.

Laura passed away in 2013 but she still pops into my head from time to time. So, in honor of her birthday next week. Here are two entries she shared:

"Always love everyone and yourself, it's all that really matters."

"If I were to die right now, please always remember that I love all of you more than words could ever say. Thank you for being in my life. You're all beautiful. Absolutely stunning."

I think people should take comfort in knowing that even though you may not be aware, you ARE loved and somewhere, someone is thinking of you.


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Jan. 28th, 2015 06:12 pm (UTC)
That's a very sweet last sentence, and always good to remember :)

I have a friend named Adam who committed suicide a few years ago. I only knew him from LJ (his LJ name was TheKey).. we weren't *that* close or anything but we interacted here & there. We did a book exchange at some point and I still have a biography he sent me and he wrote inside. Anyway-- I still get notifications when it's his birthday via birthday alarm (which I don't even use. lol but did back then!).. and it always makes me sad. I did end up making 2 friends in FB because of Adam's death, there was a memorial FB page and we were sharing remembrances of him.. (well, we're not *close* friends either but you know how it is over there. lol) but I think of Adam whenever I see their names.
Jan. 29th, 2015 04:36 am (UTC)
No one has passed away here on LJ, but someone I know who has a Facebook page did. He died of a meth overdose a little before October 2013. There are some LJ friends who absolutely disappeared without a trace or deleted their accounts and I have no idea why or what happened to them. I often wonder to this day.
Jan. 31st, 2015 02:21 pm (UTC)
Yep. It was weird seeing my uncle's name pop up on my FB birthday notification last August, as it was the first birthday since his passing. But I'll never remove him from my friend's list. Even though I deactivated FB...but you know what I mean. :(
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