A Brilliant Blaze

April 23, 2009

People who don’t blog, or have an internet presence, don’t have any idea how we grow on-line relationships. But we do, and even though we may never meet eye to eye, the friendships are just as strong and caring.

I came to know Joycelyn Ward, Maya’s Granny, over two years ago. I don’t remember how we connected, but she took an interest in some posts I did called “In a Nutshell”. They were rememberings based on questions from a book we had in common. Before long, she was sharing her thoughts as well. We traded stories and passions through our posts. I never met her, but mourned her passing last June just the same.

The link to her blog remains in my sidebar, and in my Google Reader. I visit it occasionally. There are many good reads tucked away there. This afternoon the link showed bold, indicating a new post. I quickly followed the link to her blog and found a note from her daughter for Joycelyn’s birthday along with this quote which seems to fit so well. I’ll leave you tonight with these thoughts.

“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”
~Jack London

Thinking of that magnificent glow…


One Response to “A Brilliant Blaze”

  1. tod Says:

    I’m sorry to hear about Maya’s Granny. She popped over to my blog on occasion.

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