To those of you who have found this blog out of necessity, I am sorry for your loss. It’s never easy to lose somebody, and it’s arguably worse to lose somebody without a chance to say goodbye or have some way of remembering them. I hope that through reading this blog, you can find your own way to memorialize the important person whose loss you are so keenly feeling at this time.
If you have found this blog out of curiosity, I am pleased to welcome you, and hope that you will gain an understanding of how important and life-changing online friendships can be, and how significant the loss of such a friendship is. I invite both groups, as well as those I may not have named here, to share their experiences and reflect on the changing circumstances of modern life which have made this blog the necessity that I feel it is.
I never intended to start the blog, I guess these things just happen sometimes . The triggering event occurred in 2007, when Chris (a friend in Argentina whom I’d come to know through the official George Harrison forum) passed away from breast cancer at the age of 39. I spent the next three years in varying degrees of fog, before deciding I probably ought to do something about channelling the experience into a format which might help others. Hence, this blog was born on November 30, 2010.
On January 22, 2011 I received more bad news about another friend in Tennessee – Kim had passed away from complications associated with anorexia. So I began to blog how I felt about that, and continue to do so to this day.
Writing this blog has been very useful to me so far in terms of the therapeutic value. I hope that it will bring comfort and understanding to all who might care to come in and sit a while with those of us who have experienced such loss.
Best wishes to each and every one of you who reads this,