In Sparrow Chat’s blogroll is a blog no longer written. It remains there, on the list, because I have not the heart to delete it – to snuff it out.
The name of the blog is “Gadflying”. It was penned by a dear friend; a friend not just to me, but to many fellow bloggers on the internet. The name of the writer was Xristi Megas. It was a strange name, but Xristi assured us it was real, no pseudonym.
Xristi died of cancer one year ago today. Her blog remains as a literary epitaph to one of planet Earth’s truly great human beings.
Just occasionally I pay her a visit. Nothing has changed there since her death, but I always harbor a slight hope that one day she may surprise me, and I may find another of her inimitable posts, perhaps railing against George Bush’s latest sinfulness.
Take a moment to pop over and peruse her writings. Xristi was no mean poet.
When she died, I published one of her poems on “Sparrow Chat”. It was about the planet she loved so much. It was called quite simply:
Filed under: Absent friends