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.