Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Chris Eldin, a Light Snuffed

This is still a shuttered blog, but I wanted to speak here, because it was here on Blogger that I met someone who I've just learned is gone forever.

Chris Eldin was a zany person, a talented writer, and a lovely and warm human being. Those who knew her online have just learned that she committed suicide nearly a year ago.

I don't know any details beyond what I've read in the tributes from her online friends just coming out now, but I'm gutted. When someone disappears from the internet, it doesn't necessarily mean anything--I'm proof of that. But it could. It could mean she's entered a dark place and can't reach out. It could mean she's being systemically cut off from her support system.

I wish, so much, we could have helped keep that star shining. We would have done all we were able to, had we known.

You mattered, Chris. We will miss the warm light that was you.


3 comments:

Sarah Laurenson said...

I can only hope she did know she mattered to us.

fairyhedgehog said...

This is so sad, jj.

We're all so scattered now that I don't think anyone could have guessed that Chris's absence was different from everyone else's.

I hope she drew the same support from you and other online friends that I have.

Peter Dudley said...

I often thought about her during her absence. It's different, thinking someone is out there, and knowing they're not.

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