A friend to many in our blogging community, Bobby Petruccelli of Almost There, passed away yesterday, surrounded by her family with love. Bobbie's daughter Kitty wrote a post there that is moving as well as healing. Bobbie was an intelligent, capable, peaceful and open-minded woman. She was strong and immediate and real. She was honest and courageous and loving. I will miss her dearly.
Bobbie was always so gracious and appreciative of my photography. Her support and enthusiasm for my photos was a really good incentive to keep on recording my discoveries with a camera.
Bobbie, thank you for being a part of my life, even if I never met you. I know that I would've liked and appreciated you just as much and I'm sure, more, had we met. But I am grateful that I had a chance to share in the love and joy you held for your family and in reading your many thoughtful and generous posts on matters that touch all our lives: family, friendship, equality, peace and justice, the natural world. Most of all I thank you for your friendship and the connections that I made through you: Dianne, Singing Bear, Sylvia and many other lovely bloggers.
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