A friend, yes, an “internet friend,” passed away on Sunday the 18th, I am told today.
Her name was Sarah Tryon Smith, also known in the blogisphere as “Rhubarb.” It’s only been hours now since I learned about her passing, so I am raw and numb still and wanting to find a way to deal with this news.
Sarah/”Rhubarb”, as you all probably already know if you read my blog and the comments herein, was one of those ladies who defy description with mere words. Click on her journal, linked above, and you will find daily thoughts that are deep and thoughtful and meaningful. Sarah was one of the most well-balanced people I have ever met or known. Though I never knew her “in person,” that is my loss, and I will sorely miss her words here at JournalScape and around the internet in general. Bits of her thoughts and ideas and opinions can be found with searches, especially at book sites where she would regularly weigh in on various topics including reviews of books that she has read. Books were so important to Sarah. All kinds of books.
I never knew her in person, but I feel she was a kindred spirit through the miracle of the internet where we met.
I know your spirit is not dead. I don’t believe we “die” anyway. I believe we just change bodies, from a physical one to a spiritual one, but we do not die.
I will keep you in my heart and will still look to you for advice, and I will listen carefully to my heart for your voice.
Sarah “Rhubarb” Smith
With love and admiration for an amazing woman and a lifetime well-lived,
Bex & Co. @ Crow Cottage