Today, one year ago, the blogging world changed. We said good-bye to one of ours – a person so unique, so warm, so giving…that it seemed impossible she could be gone.
I woke up this morning and remembered my shock one year ago when I learned Dewey had died. One moment she was there. The next moment she was gone. Just like that. It reminded me how tenuous life is…how fragile our connections can be.
I miss Dewey. I miss her enthusiasm, her selflessness, her joy, her humor. I just miss her.
Things changed a year ago. The blogging community lost a thrumming energy that ran through its heart. I am glad Dewey’s memory is being kept alive through her amazing community building projects. Her spirit of what makes our community special is still with us…and for that, I am so grateful. I always wonder what Dewey’s reaction would be to all of this (the tributes, the ongoing events in her name, etc…) – and I imagine she would smile, be proud, probably make a self-deprecating joke…because Dewey was not one to pump herself up and take all the credit…she was a giver who rejoiced in bringing people together.
Dewey, we still miss you terribly; but we remember your message and we’re trying to live up to the challenge you put before us when you were here.
Read other tributes today:
- Kailana at The Written World
- Eva at A Striped Armchair
- Debi at Nothing of Importance
- Amanda at Life and times of a “New” New Yorker
- Nymeth at Things Mean A Lot
Are you remembering Dewey today? If so, please leave me a link to your post in the comments and I’ll add it here.