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Ad Memoriam Andrew

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 18, 2015, 11:24 PM

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I had a dear friend on DA that hasn’t been around for a while. I’ve noted him a number of times, over the past several months, without getting a response and wondered what happened to him. I really hoped that he was okay and his absence was due to being too busy with other things. I was thinking about him today, checked out his profile page, and saw an entry that stated  he had died on October 5th, 2014, causes unknown. The last time we chatted was on October 4th, 2014. He seemed in good spirits.

 I’m kind of in shock. He was such a wonderful friend – kind, funny, sweet, and very intelligent. He had a curiosity about everything, especially science and the universe. He had plans to continue his education and to travel. He loved books, computers, gaming, and was a big movie buff. He was new to photography and bought some nice equipment and took to it pretty quickly. He had a wonderful point of view and real potential. His cat, Ricky, was one of his favorite subjects.

 He was always sending me links concerning all sorts of interesting science theories, trailers for movie suggestions, and introducing me to new music. He had a great sense of humor and always made me smile. The world is a far less interesting place without him. I will always miss him and never forget him.






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:iconvikingjon:
vikingjon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Sorry to hear about this, Peggy.  It's one of the odd things about the virtual frontier that we sometimes get to know people and then they can disappear.  Sometimes we know what happened, and sometimes we don't. :(
I read this today: “Grief changes shape, but it never ends.” --Keanu Reeves
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015   Photographer
Thank you Jon. It's an odd part of it for sure. That's very true.
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lavenderl Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry for your loss. :(
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015   Photographer
Thank you very much Eva.
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lavenderl Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome.
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015   Photographer
:iconbutterflyplz:
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:iconempellina:
empellina Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
That is so sad...he has a beautiful gallery. I'm so sorry for your loss of a dear friend. :hug:
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015   Photographer
For sure. Thank you very much Mary Ellen.:hug:
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empellina Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:tighthug: You're very welcome, hon. :heart:
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015   Photographer
:iconbutterflyplz: :hug:
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empellina Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You have an awesome gallery. :rose: Watch! :blush: I've been trying to pick up some talent by osmosis. :giggle:
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015   Photographer
Thank you very much Mary Ellen! Ha - you have a great deal with some to spare (and a lovely gallery to show for it)!
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:iconempellina:
empellina Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much. :hug: I have much to learn...it's all been luck. :rofl:
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015   Photographer
You're very welcome Mary Ellen!:iconbutterflyplz: As do all of us - that's what makes it fun! (with lots of talent too !):hug:
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surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
I miss him, Peggy! 

A very beautiful tribute to Andrew!  :iconsadhugplz:

(I thought I had already commented, sorry!)
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015   Photographer
Me too, Gloom.

Thank you so much.:hug:

No worries.
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katiousa15 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
So sad news dear Peggy! I am sorry ...:( (Sad)
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015   Photographer
It really is. Thank you so much Katerina.
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Miandelam Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015   Photographer
:hug:
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craigp-photography Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Very sad news, I never knew him on here but it makes you think about others that have gone quiet.
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015   Photographer
It really is Craig. I've been wondering about that too.
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CarolynYM Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
I did not  know him but am very sorry. This is very sad :(
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015   Photographer
Thank you Carolyn - it really is. 
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
My goodness, Peggy, don't tell me that Andrew has passed away, I can't believe it!  :(

He was a dear DA friend to me too, maybe not as much as you were. I was seeing your comments. You must be in shock, and I am too! You talked to him the day before his death?  Omg!  Was he sick?

Yes he was "kind, funny, sweet, and very intelligent"!

I am so sorry to learn this bad news, thank you for letting us to know it!  :iconsadhugplz: 

When I will have more time, I will pay a tribute to Andrew on my profile!

 I can't believe Andrew is gone...  leaf fall by Digithalie
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015   Photographer
Unfortunately, it's true Jocelyne and I'm having a hard time believing it too. I am in shock and can't quite wrap my head around it. If he was sick, he didn't let on. He seemed fine - his happy self.  I was thinking about him and how I hadn't heard from him in such a long time. When I saw the posting on his profile page, I was really shocked.

He really was. For sure - you're welcome. :hug:

That would be lovely. Neither can I. 
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TakingBackSusan Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015   Photographer
Sorry for your loss.
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:iconmetal-bender:
Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015   Photographer
Thank you very much Susan.
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LUCILALEYLA Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I am so sorry to hear this dear Peggy :(
he was in my friends list :pray: I will miss him :( :iconheartcandleplz:
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015   Photographer
Thank you so much Lucila. He was a wonderful person and a fabulous character.
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LUCILALEYLA Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes he was :( I sometimes exchange in comments in photos, he will be missed :(
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015   Photographer
For sure Lucila.
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
:(
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015   Photographer
For sure Richard.
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Anj3lla Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015   General Artist
Tragic...a fine artist/photographer. :(
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015   Photographer
For sure Angela.
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MarinaCoric Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional
:( :heart:
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015   Photographer
Thank you Marina.
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zraclooc Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
This was so heart-wrenching :(
A big problem with internet friendships/relationships like this is that people can disappear and you have no idea what happened to them.  I know no one likes to think about it, but I tell everyone I deal with online that if they don't hear from me for an extended period, know that I have passed, because I would never leave without saying good bye and I would always find some way of contacting them, even if my phone and computer were broken.
As sad as it is, you at least have the closure of know that he is gone, even if you don't know the circumstances :iconcomfortplz:
Bless you for keeping his memory alive :pray:
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015   Photographer
It really is Carter. Very true. Not knowing is terrible. Most people tend to fade out with long periods of absence and then eventually leave altogether. At least it's kind of expected that way. When someone just drops out of site it's a bit of a shock. I was very worried and didn't think he would just leave without saying goodbye. For sure, at least now I know, sad as it is. Well, as long as someone remembers us (hopefully with love and kindness) we still kind of live on.
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zraclooc Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
I know we all have to go sometime, but it's always difficult, and now the internet has opened us up to a world full of friends :community:
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015   Photographer
For sure. That's so true.
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zraclooc Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
:hug:
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015   Photographer
:hug:
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laurentroy Featured By Owner Edited Mar 19, 2015
I'm feeling sorry for your lost
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015   Photographer
Thank you very much Laurent.
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MustafaSEZER Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:( :hug:
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015   Photographer
:hug:
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AndersStangl Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Sorry to hear this, a very sad story indeed.
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015   Photographer
Thank you Anders - it really is.
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