It is not our avatars that grieve...

"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.