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Author Topic: Sad News: Elspeth Passed On This Morning (19 April 2010)  (Read 21396 times)
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« Reply #60: April 23, 2010, 06:26:33 pm »


I'm so sorry to hear that.  (((Randall)))
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« Reply #61: April 23, 2010, 08:26:40 pm »


I'm so sorry, Randall.

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« Reply #62: April 23, 2010, 10:01:27 pm »



I have a candle lit now. I'd like to post the same poem that her husband will be reading to friends and family gathered there tonight:

BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY
A Poem by Elspeth Sapphire

On this autumn night I sit
My back against the tree.
Seeking perfect balance;
Finding more than I see.
Like the birds on wing I fly
No longer caught between earth and sky.

I come cloaked in sadness
But my deep grief can not stay.
There is more to living life
Than finding new games to play.
The ancient ones, they never lie...
No need to be caught between earth and sky.

Ray of warmth touched frozen heart.
Words of wisdom, friendship strong.
With help within and love without,
How can this possibly be wrong?
I needn't sit here and sigh!
Why be caught between earth and sky?

I raise my voice to the heavens;
A joyous noise fills the night.
The dark no longer frightens me;
It can't conceal *all* the light!
Does it matter that I live, then die?
No...I'm no longer caught between earth and sky!
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« Reply #63: April 23, 2010, 10:25:15 pm »

I have a candle lit now. I'd like to post the same poem that her husband will be reading to friends and family gathered there tonight:


Fitting.  I'm glad she's no longer trapped here in a sick, pain-filled body.  But I'm also really sad that she's gone.

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« Reply #64: April 24, 2010, 02:26:58 pm »


I'm so sorry to hear this. May she drink deeply in the afterlife.

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« Reply #65: April 25, 2010, 09:22:26 pm »



I am so sorry.  She was a fascinating lady.
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« Reply #66: April 25, 2010, 10:33:49 pm »

I am so sorry.  She was a fascinating lady.

That she was. Pictures from the wake tomorrow.
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« Reply #67: April 26, 2010, 09:28:15 pm »

Pictures from the Wake last Friday:







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« Reply #68: April 27, 2010, 12:06:52 am »

Pictures from the Wake last Friday

I have the same little green teapot.  Once again, she makes me smile.  <sniff>

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« Reply #69: April 27, 2010, 09:55:17 pm »

Alan just called me to say that Elspeth passed over this morning at home and in her sleep. No funeral arrangements have been made yet, but I will pass on the info when I get it.

As Elspeth has been very ill and has not been on the board much these past few years (and maybe only once in the past year or so), many new members do not know her. Long time members will remember her, as she is very hard to forget. Not to mention the fact that this board exists because of her. When we set it up on Delphi, it cost money to have your own forum on the service. I started it as a Yule present for her. She was very active on TC in the early days -- before her various illnesses caught up with her -- and was one of the people most responsible for getting this board going and giving it the direction it has had all these years.

I'm not making much sense, I know.  Sorry, but she has been a good friend for many years and this is hitting me hard.

I am sorry to hear this.  I did not know her well, but I remember her as an amazing, intelligent prescence who often had the objectivity to transcend circumstances.  She will be missed.  Over the years I have had moments where I have consulted the great unknown and asked; what the TC overseers would have done and looked to act in accordance.  She has been one of them.  When looking to the reserve of people who pointed the way, she was a neon sign.

Hang in there.
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« Reply #70: April 27, 2010, 10:30:05 pm »

When looking to the reserve of people who pointed the way, she was a neon sign.


[[[[Mandi]]]] Thank you. That was wonderful.
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« Reply #71: April 28, 2010, 03:49:51 am »

I'm not making much sense, I know.  Sorry, but she has been a good friend for many years and this is hitting me hard.

I'm so sorry, Randall.


I didn't know her, but my prayers are with her and her family.
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« Reply #72: April 30, 2010, 12:49:44 pm »


I pop into the forum a little late for these news, but still - Elspeth will be missed. Sad  I have many fond memories of her.

{{Randall, Alan, Lyric...}}
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« Reply #73: April 30, 2010, 05:15:18 pm »

I pop into the forum a little late for these news, but still - Elspeth will be missed. Sad  I have many fond memories of her.

[[[Fausta]]] Thank you. I'm actually holding up much better than I thought I would considering Elspeth passed over on the first day of Lyric's trip to Dallas.
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