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28 August 2005 @ 01:37 pm
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Just this week, a girl on LJ whom many of you knew or have known, committed suicide.
She used to be on my friends list, a few years ago; in fact, I was rather sad when she took me off her friends list because I enjoyed reading her entries and we had exchanged comments the months previous, although we didn't really know each other well.

I am really sad for those of you who knew Amy and have been affected by her death. I think this reminds us that even though LJ is an online entity, the people behind the words are not. They are real, we all are. We might not ever see some of these people, but they still touch us and move us, and we remember them, long after we last conversed.

I don't really know what else to say. I feel so sad for a girl I used to know who felt she had nowhere else to turn, who believed there was nothing worth living for anymore. And I feel so terribly sad for the people who are left to pick up the pieces and remember her the way she used to be.

 
 
 
?starlakitty on August 28th, 2005 04:20 am (UTC)
it is very sad. whenever people take me off their friends, i always wonder if something happeend to them. i didn't know amy or read her livejournal, but i hope for the best for her family.
d-elicatehandsdown on August 28th, 2005 04:23 am (UTC)
Amy? She isn't from the mail world is she?
It's too sad for words, literally.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on August 28th, 2005 04:47 am (UTC)
no, this is a different Amy.
amesfabuleuxamelie on August 28th, 2005 07:22 am (UTC)
it's not me, anyway. i'm very much alive, alive-oh.

but am sad to hear of another lj-er leaving us prematurely, :(
fructiferousfructiferous on August 28th, 2005 04:34 am (UTC)
i'm really sorry to hear this, jade. whether it's somebody you know well, know of, or don't know at all, suicide is one of the most heartbreaking things to have to process. because it isn't action based in reality, and because nobody will ever have the chance to prove that to her.

i am sorry to hear you have lost someone whose life you enjoyed sharing, however adjacently. i am sorry to hear the world has lost someone who cared about anything.

love.
winterswitchery on August 28th, 2005 04:52 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry sweetie. I'm around if you need to chat (not too much longer though, it's getting late..)
Riedameelysia on August 28th, 2005 05:29 am (UTC)
I'm very sorry to hear about this, echoing the sentiments above, if you need a fresh ear and shoulder, I'll be happy to provide one.
holsdollsholsdolls on August 28th, 2005 06:14 am (UTC)
Thats a very good point Allegria- Very real people...that is extremely devastating to hear.
the movement of a handarienette on August 28th, 2005 08:55 am (UTC)
I really don't know what to say.. I was friends with Amy for awhile, but she ended up defriending me out of the blue and that was that. I was just thinking about her last week. Wondering how she was doing and whatnot. :\

I agree with what you're saying though. :) *hugs Jadebee*
onemoreyear on August 30th, 2005 04:33 am (UTC)
someone else on my friends list posted about someone who commited suicide. what was her username?

it's so so sad. :(