George Harrison reassures through song in the background: “It’s alright”. I mumble along, perhaps if I sing it loud and strong enough I will believe it. I begin to pace the space between the front room door and the bookshelf, begging nobody in particular: “Please, let it be wrong.” I return to the computer, the news is still the same. Chris is dying, George’s music was something we both held dear, and it now seems the only way I have of making sense of this horrific situation.


That was me in April 2007. Three years later, I began this blog to record my journey and provide a community for those who have experienced the loss of online friends.

Online friendship is just as meaningful and worthy of recognition. Their stories should be shared and remembered. I hope this blog will become a place where that happens. Please feel free to share your thoughts and comments.


Update: 16/4/2011- The new header features words from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 30, and the following image:


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5 Responses to About

  1. I found my way here via findlifeinadeath and didn’t want to leave without telling you that I have been reading your posts and find them very moving and affecting. I often read my favourite Shakespeare sonnets in relation to loss and long and grieving. Especially 44 where he speaks of wanting to be instantly beside someone who is many miles away:

    If the dull substance of my flesh were thought,
    Injurious distance would not stop my way;
    For then, despite of space, I would be brought,
    From limits far remote, where thou dost stay…

    Also, 97:
    How like a winter hath my absence been
    From thee…

  2. Sorry – that should be ‘loss and longing’ – thanks.

  3. slowmamma says:

    I am here from Mel’s wishes post. I was touched by your wishes and am equally touched by your blog. Grief is such an all-consuming pain. I am sorry for your loss.

  4. Hi Casey: thought I’d come over to say hello. What an arresting site: and with one of my favourite Shakespeare sonnets right up there.

    When we begin blogging, we little realise the relationships we build with those online can become so lasting and meaningful. What a wonderful way to mark passing of characters that lit up the cybersphere.

  5. Very nice blog. And thanks for stopping by mine. 🙂

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