Thursday, May 17, 2012

Monica

Yesterday author Monica Jackson passed away from complications during surgery. Most of you from the old days know that Monica was an incredible novelist, a beautiful soul, and a good friend to me from almost the first day I began this blog.

I know when we lose one of our own we're supposed to say gentle and supportive things, and my heart and prayers do go out to her family, friends and everyone who loved her, but right now all I can think is Damn it, not Monica.

Even after Monica shut down her blog and left the online writing community, she and I kept in touch by e-mail. The last note she sent me arrived just after I lost a loved one. She always kept an eye on me, I think, and in that one she wrote Ah, as we age and our own transitions near, it seems as if we start losing the things of this world faster...

You left us too fast, Monica, and too soon. God keep you safe on your journey.

14 comments:

  1. Very sad news. May she find safe passage and be welcomed by the light.

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  2. Author Barbara Karmazin was my mentor, friend, and heart sister. When she passed away I felt her loss keenly. It made me so angry that such a wonderful person was no longer there. The world is a lonelier place without our friends. When our friends are authors, I think it spreads the pain out even further. My sincere condolences. I'm sorry for your loss.

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  3. So sad to hear of the death of someone too soon.

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  4. I am so sorry for your loss. May her memory be a blessing in your life.

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  5. That was beautiful! I remember reading Monica's blog years ago and thinking how sharp and fearless she was. R.I.P., dear lady.

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  6. Such a sad loss for all of us. Harder still when she's such a good friend. I'm so sorry.

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  7. She will be sorely missed, both as a writer and a thinker. The world is a dimmer place without her in it. My thoughts are with her family going through this rough time.

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  8. I found out this morning and I'm still in shock. I hope her daughter has plenty of family to help her during all this.

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  9. I never met Monica but I will miss her sorely. We had so many interesting talks and I loved her books. She made me think about so many things. She was so daring and vibrant and bold. The world is definitely a darker place without her.

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  10. I came over to see if you'd heard the news, Lynn.

    Yeah. Damn it, Monica, sums it up well. Voices like hers shouldn't be silenced so soon. People like her shouldn't leave this world so young.

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  11. Oh, no. Life is so damn unfair.

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  12. So very sorry for your loss, Lynn, and for Monica's family.

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  13. So sorry you lost a friend. Praying for you and her family.

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  14. Oh no, not Monica! She was such a great person--bold and witty and encouraging. I was so sad when she left writing.... God speed, Monica.

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