Hopefully it's alright for me to post this though...
Alexiara passed away on October 4th, 2004.
Apparently due to complications during a Gall Bladder surgery.
I always feel like I'm very late finding things out. Mainly due to my own fault of not staying in contact with people I wish I had remained in contact with.
So, I don't know if anyone else already found out about this long before now, and, if so, I apologize.
Just, I mean, things like this, it's like, how would one find out?
It's a troubling thought to think of all the people one talks to on occasion who, if something were to happen, would it (as it did me in this case) take over a year to find out, or if one would even find out at all.
After all, looking through the posts in this community, there was this entry here that I had made when I first discovered there was a Terris Livejournal community.
There, I was talking with her around a month before she passed away. Yet, here I am, over a year later, now just finding out about this.
In Terris, I was her father. In real life, aside from a few emails or something, and a couple of entries here, I hardly knew her outside of Terris.
Yet, the connections one forms with people one's never even met can be quite strong.
I often have regrets about not staying in contact with people I wish I had. I've always been registered for Terris, even though during long stretches I've hardly played it at all ("money down the drain" one might say, but, I could never bring myself to leave the place). I have this journal here, but I hardly ever update it. I'm basically never online for any instant messaging programs. I still have the same email address I've had since Terris was still on AOL, but, I haven't really stayed in contact with anyone through email either.
Again, it's my own fault. If I want to stay in contact with people, I need to put forth an effort. I can't just expect these things to happen, that I'll be able to find anyone I want whenever I start to wish I could talk to them. Often it's as simple as them having changed email addresses and me not have kept up with it.
Obviously I can't go back through the past and change what I've been doing the past 7 or 8 years, and tell myself that I need to make a better effort to stay in contact with people.
Life progresses, one chooses paths, and occasionally one drifts away from things.
Even though I'm not finding out about this until over a year later...
I don't know, I really can't think of a good way to finish off this entry.
-TW, TerrisWizard, Eric