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Godspeed... [Jan. 5th, 2012|10:45 am]
Tony Grist
jackiejjhas died. She was the best of us. I hope her archive stays up because she was a lovely writer.
 
I won't mourn. I don't believe in death- except as a rigmarole one has to go through- like passport control. She's home now and probably designing herself little houses. She loved designing houses. 

She was full of questions about God and religion and life and death- and now she has the answers. 
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2012-01-05 10:50 am (UTC)
Jackie was special, wasn't she?
I'll miss her very much (not the same as mourning, exactly) and I have the book she put together from many of her original LJ posts that she so kindly sent me as a surprise. I'll be re-reading that.

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-01-05 10:56 am (UTC)
Very special.

I've been browsing on her LJ. She had such a light touch. She was so wise and funny.
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[User Picture]From: ooxc
2012-01-05 11:43 am (UTC)
I didn't know her - but I do now - I hope that her LJ will stay - I'd like to read more - she sounds such good company
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-01-05 11:49 am (UTC)
I see her LJ has been designated a "memorial" which means it will stay. I'm glad of that.

She was a lovely person- and writer. Inventive, whimsical, funny.
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[User Picture]From: heleninwales
2012-01-06 02:02 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad that her LJ will stay. I loved her whimsical posts, her doodles and the lovely photos she took.
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[User Picture]From: arielstarshadow
2012-01-05 12:31 pm (UTC)
I will miss her.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-01-05 01:36 pm (UTC)
Yes. Me too.
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[User Picture]From: karenkay
2012-01-05 02:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks for making that last point, that she has the answers now. I'm just sad that she can't post about them!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-01-05 04:10 pm (UTC)
Ah well, we'll all find out for ourselves soon enough.:)
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2012-01-05 04:38 pm (UTC)
Her memory for a blessing.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-01-05 04:50 pm (UTC)
Yes indeed. Her memory will sustain me...
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[User Picture]From: zoe_1418
2012-01-05 04:50 pm (UTC)
Maybe she'll find ways to post some of those answers to us. ;-) Look in whimsical places!

Thanks for this beautiful tribute, Tony.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-01-05 04:52 pm (UTC)
"Look in whimsical places!"

I shall. :)
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[User Picture]From: zoe_1418
2012-01-05 05:56 pm (UTC)
...especially during rainstorms and right after.
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[User Picture]From: ibid
2012-01-05 06:07 pm (UTC)
I will miss her knack for finding the magic in life.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-01-05 07:29 pm (UTC)
Me too.
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[User Picture]From: daisytells
2012-01-05 08:13 pm (UTC)
I just checked her page, skimmed through it. You are right about the quality of her writing. I am sorry that I missed knowing her. Thank you for putting up the link to her LJ page. I am sorry for your loss.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-01-05 09:15 pm (UTC)
She was a very fine writer and humorist- and a lovely person.
I'm glad you like her work.
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[User Picture]From: setsuled
2012-01-05 08:14 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry. She sounds lovely--certainly her journal is.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-01-05 09:18 pm (UTC)
I never met her IRL- but I counted her as a dear friend. She was also one of the very best writers on LJ.
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[User Picture]From: wlotus
2012-01-05 11:26 pm (UTC)
I read about her passing this morning.

I wonder what the answers are. May I have many more decades before I know.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-01-06 10:24 am (UTC)
If we knew the answers we wouldn't take life on earth as seriously as we do- and that might not be such a good thing.
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[User Picture]From: wlotus
2012-01-06 10:48 am (UTC)
I never thought about that...
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2012-01-06 03:06 am (UTC)
Her book, Miserable On Purpose, is available via Amazon. I just ordered it.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-01-06 10:24 am (UTC)
Ha, I already have a copy! :)
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[User Picture]From: kinderheldin
2012-01-14 08:27 pm (UTC)
I read her from time to time. I found her in a search for Jungians a long time ago and bookmarked her journal. She was a wonderful writer and a lovely soul. I saw that she had been ill the last time I read her entries (her daughter had written), and then about a week later, you wrote this post. Death does make me sad, though I like the way you look at it.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-01-15 10:29 am (UTC)
Death makes me sad, but then so does much of life. None of it is easy.

If the dice had rolled a little differently Jackie would have been a much loved newspaper columnist or novelist or radio humourist. She had the talent, she had the style.
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