Saturday, July 6, 2013

Their Words Remain


Sometimes people disappear from Blogland and we never know why or where they went. Sometimes we find blogs that have been abandoned mid-sentence, and we wonder what happened to the Blogger.

Then there are those blogs, the ones that make you cry, even when you find them after the fact--the blogs whose owners have passed away.
Those are the blogs where a loved one has posted a final farewell. And so we wander through, sometimes strangers, sometimes fortunate to have interacted with the blogger before their passing.

It is kind of a beautiful thing though, how these words remain, like a gift to the world, a present to the curious and lost who come after, searching for their own way. A jewel in this vast ocean of ideas.

And so we are grateful to those who have passed away, for their kindness in leaving something of themselves behind. And we do not forget those who remain--the ones they loved.

This year has taken some lovely people from Blogland.

In grateful memory of
Bas of New Life in DD. In his time here, he made me laugh and cry.
Cat of Be pleasing, always. I never interacted with her, yet I cried after I discovered her, mere days after her passing.

24 comments:

  1. My biggest regret is not discovering both Bas and Cat earlier. To have the opportunity to follow their posts in real-time and to have the anticipation of their thoughts and words. Bas's last post is one I anticipated but dreaded. I too found Cat's blog after she had passed away. They have both left a little of themselves behind for us to savour and remember.

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    1. DelFonte,
      I was fortunate to discover Bas when his blog was an infant--wonderful sense of humor.
      And Cat, what an inspirational and incredible woman. I still visit her blog and browse.

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  2. Such beautiful words and people who are too soon gone from our lives.

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    1. sunnygirl,
      it is always too soon.

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  3. This is so lovely Lil, thank you for sharing. You are so right, their words remain with us and for that I am thankful.

    Hugs,
    Roz

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  4. I never discovered Bas but Cat! What an amazing woman .. and to be stricken down so young. I am an avid ready of her Dom's though .. herLeige. His strength & conviction is amazing.

    Thanks for the reminder Lil

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    1. Lost Kittie,
      Now how on earth have I not discovered his blog? I must have gotten so absorbed in hers, I became blind.
      Thanks you for mentioning him!

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  5. This is very lovely, lil. The words remain, and the warmth. It's quite a legacy, I think Bas would be quite bewildered, but that humility is why he was so greatly loved.

    (((hugs)))

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    1. Thank you June.
      And you are quite right I think, he would have been humbly, and humorously bewildered because such was his character.

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  6. Thank you for sharing. So grateful his words will remain with us.

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    1. Sarah,
      wors are interesting creatures aren't they.

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  7. i also love cat's blog ... *sighs*

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    1. wednesday child,
      I haven't read it all. I guess I want to make it last, knowing that there won't be anymore. So I go by sometimes and read a bit then run off greatly inspired.

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    2. *smile* ... and do you follow her liege?

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    3. wednesday child,
      I am currently having a slight disagreement with Tumbler over the fact that I don't have an account, but I did read through a fair bit of his blog last night.

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  8. Hi, lil. Your words and the "Wolf Clan Song" are beautiful. I meant to comment when I read this, but went to tumblr to read about Cat of "be pleasing" and her liege. Thank you for that.

    I share your grateful memory of Bas, for the laughter and the tears.

    Hugs,

    Irishey

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    1. Irishey,
      thank you, and you are quite welcome!
      Cat is inspiring, isn't she. And her liege really does have a wonderful approach to D/s.

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  9. Thank you lil. I'm glad you mentioned Cat. I too found her only a few days after her passing. I've spent a good amount of time going back through her writings and being inspired. I reblog her whenever I can, when the words she wrote fit where Dave and I are; there are many of them.
    And Bas had a big heart, lots of love, and so much wisdom that he shared liberally with this community.

    Both of these beautiful people will live on in the words they left to continue inspiring others.

    Thank you for sharing your tribute.

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    1. Jacquie,
      Cat is well worth mentioning. Her thoughts and views are very inspiring.
      Bas was a lovely person.

      And I am glad that we get to keep their words.

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  10. Just a sigh
    and a sad feeling
    here we lost also
    one of our dear writers
    who became a good and close frend

    So in honor for al we lost
    thanks for sharing your memories
    make us remind the one's
    who are not amongst us anymore

    Love Monsieur Fessee

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    1. Monsieu Fesee,
      I am sorry to hear of your loss. It is difficult isn't it?
      Thank you for stopping by.

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  11. It is sad even though u don't know them before they die and you start reading and getting to know them and your heart aches because it feels they were here till u get to their good bye post..

    hugs

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    1. Daisy,
      it is sad isn't it? But it is lovely that they have left us parts of themselves.

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