I 'met' someone on LJ who I found out today died last week. I did not even know her full name until today nor did I need to. Nor did I know her life story. Over time I had gleaned a lot but turns out it was a small percentage. Some people burn very brightly and she was one. Easily one of the goofiest people I've run across. She'd dance to her own tune in people's Ring recordings. And arrange silly videos of friends dancing to one song or another. Her LJ is full of such as well as selfies of paddling on Peugeot Sound. All while openly fighting through a hysterectomy, cancer and being on her own during a pandemic. And finally letting go.
LJ helps me keep people at an arms length while not losing touch entirely. Every now and then a tendril creeps through to rattle my humanity cage.
Via Con Dios wildcelticrose2 .