Wednesday, December 03, 2008

My Eyes are Dewey

It is with heavy heart I write you.

Fellow blogger Dewey at The Hidden Side of a Leaf has died. Leaving us with no hint to her physical troubles, her husband said she was in a lot of pain in the last hours. I am glad she is now in a place where there is no pain.

This is the third blogger on my bloglist who has died.

How do we know the condition of the person on the other end of our internet connection? Blogging is a God send for those who are ill or immobile. We make friends without judging which is how life should be, but we all have prejudices. Did Dewey have cancer? Was she suffering from MS? Was she in a car accident? Her energy blogging put most of us weekly writers to shame. Did blogging add days to her life or shorten them. I like to think it added days as she added thoughts to my reading with her Weekly Geeks program.

I leave you with her namesake: Birth, life, and death -- each took place on the hidden side of a leaf. ~ Toni Morrison


Deb said...

I didn't know this person, but I've been hopping around the book blogs and I've seen the impact she had on other folks. The Internet makes for an interesting world, doesn't it? Just goes to show, good or bad, we do not really know the person on the other end. I'm sorry for everyone's loss in the death of this woman. She seems to have touched many lives.

maggie moran said...

I believe those who did her many carnivals will have a hard time replacing her energy, Deb. She did the work of 5 people which makes me think she was always with her laptop. Her presence will be missed.

Kelly said...

I just found out, I can't believe she is really gone. I feel for her family, especially her kids! I posted a remembrance of her as well.

Vasilly said...

Beautiful post, Maggie. It's hard to believe she's gone.

maggie moran said...

This is very sad, MyUtopia and VaSilly. I am at a loss.