I was thrilled to be clicking on all the old links to the pages of writers that I used to follow. I was scrolling and clicking and laughing at some of the things I had missed, and then I wasn't laughing.
The moment I landed on her blog page, I knew. The moment I landed on his blog page, I knew. Two absent years had taken it's toll. Damn Facebook! If Facebook hadn't taken over as my place to post and if time and access hadn't become so limited to me on Blogger, I might have been able to at least check in once in a while and say thank you. As it was, I moved on and in doing so, robbed myself of our connection.
Two beautiful souls gone. Buck Pennington, and Gertrud Svensson Stockton, I will never be able to express what your writings and fellowship meant to me during the times that I was officially "blogging". I hope that somewhere, out there in the cosmos, you are able to feel the love and respect. Never forgotten.