"It is not our avatars that grieve when loved ones in Second Life are gone."
In my nine years in SL, I thought that I would be grieving only for loved ones leaving SL. I knew there was a possibility of grieving for loved ones leaving RL, but I never thought it would hit so close.
I heard the news today.
One of my once-lovers, one of my favorite huggers, and, most importantly, one of my longest and bestest confidants in SL.... He left RL.
It is not my avatar that grieves.