Sunday, July 21, 2013

Goodbye Neighbor

Gryffin contacted me yesterday to tell me that Nix Sands, our former Caledon Regency neighbor and one of the Steamlands' greatest creatives, passed away. He had been ill for quite some time.
When I first met him back in 2007, I never knew in what form I'd see him in next as he considered himself a noncorporeal time traveller. Yes, he is the glowing lights beside me.

Once, he even showed up at my big birthday bash as my most fave entertainer, the Purple One himself...
But what I remember the most was how nice he was to me, how he was always one of the first to greet me in Caledon chat, and of course, his prodigious creativity.
When I think of him, I think of this skating pond he made with snow and sparkling trees. I loved it so much and skated there every day that he had it up...
We can go through our SL lives never knowing the real names of the friends we make in there. What we do know is what they have meant to us through the beauty they have brought to our lives, whether real or virtual. My condolences to his family. He will be missed.