And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Awwww, Shit.

Jim is gone.

I got behind on checking the blogs I follow. I decided to get caught up today, and a reference to his leaving this world was one of the first posts I saw.

And all I can say is "aw, shit".

Funny thing is, I didn't even know him in real life. I don't think I have commented on his blog in over a year, really. I don't have any right to feel this sense of loss.

But I do. His writing, and mostly is pictures, moved me. I was touched by what he had to say, his viewpoint on the world. He inspired me to be a little better and do a little more.

I am not the kind of person to grieve much when there is a death. Death is nothing more than change, and I'm okay with that. It's probably the only change I am okay with. Funny, huh?

I'm just sad. I didn't have enough time to learn from Jim. I didn't get my fill of his words or the images he shared so freely.

Good Journey to you, Jim. You will be missed.


Deb said...

I have been wanting to post on my blog about Jim, but I just haven't found the words. His death hit me harder than I thought possible for someone I'd never met in person.

barefoot gardener said...

You will find the words when you are ready. I, too, was surprised by how much it hurt to find he was gone. I guess it just says a lot about how great he really was. I'm glad his writing will still be floating around here on the interwebz....