I never had the pleasure of knowing her personally, but nevertheless she's been on my mind ever since I found out. And then it hit me: Months ago, that same friend told me, hey, I know someone. For [x] reasons, I think you guys would really hit it off--you should talk to her!
I didn't. I'm not good about approaching strangers out of the blue, even on the grounds of forging potential friendships. I figured I'd have the chance to meet her eventually.
Now I never will.