April 10th, 2021

firefly

<3

My dear jj1564, I miss you already. We weren't super close, but there is a special closeness that comes from sharing journal spaces like these--especially for years and years--and it often felt like we were, because you always spoke so passionately, and were so full of love of everything, from fandom to family (and often, their overlap). You gave yourself generously to us all. You were funny and unabashed and just the sweetest--never stingy with laughs, empathy, and a kind word. I knew you as a writer, raunchy and playful; as a mother, so full of glowing, loving pride. The world is poorer without you, but thank you so much for all the light you brought to it, and will continue to. That glow will stay. ♥