Monday, June 16, 2014

no exit

There are now two dead people on my blog roll. One taken by illness, one taken by rope.

I have no intention of ever removing the links that join my blog to theirs. As long as their blogs are left intact - as a testament to their existence - I will keep the words they left behind among those of my living friends. Consider it my small tribute to two talented, insightful and witty writers who have been silenced. 

It's not much, these strings of letters prefacing a dot com, but it's all I have with which to honour their memories. In this brave new world where digital is forever, flesh and blood remains terribly fleeting. May their words live on.

4 comments:

The McIlrath Family said...

I don't even know what to say. Lovely tribute but I have to admit your post has left me unsettled.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It is very sad to lose these blog friends, Toccata but it doesn't feel right to sever those links while a part of them lives on in the blogosphere. It makes me ponder the whole question of digital permanence.

John Mutford said...

I agree with the comment above. I also agree with you that I'd probably not sever those links. A few years back a popular litblogger died of cancer but fortunately her online legacy lives on in the form of an annual 24 readathon in her honour.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

John: that sounds like a lovely and very fitting way to honour her memory and the immortality of her blog.