Farewell Dear Friend


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Christine of Dadirridreaming died this morning.

It is strange how some of our virtual connections seem so real. So special. How they transcend time and space and the barriers of geography, race and religion. My friendship with Christine was one such. We ‘met’ in February 2012,  just a month after I started my blog, and I have cherished my interactions with her ever since. Along with her calm spirituality, her wisdom, her deep appreciation of the beauty of nature, her joy for life.

I had hoped to meet her in person one day.  And now she is gone. Just like that. But I know she is at peace. She always was.

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I am content to do what little I can to bring light and love to those around me

You did Christine. More than you will ever know. And you will be missed.


PS: All photos Christine’s own, from her blog Daidirridreaming.


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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on instagram.com/theurgetowander

134 thoughts on “Farewell Dear Friend

  1. i am just in the process of returning from a 2month+ blogging hiatus, and one of the first blogs i wanted to catch up on was Christine’s, as the last post of hers that i had read still had her and her husband Stuart exploring Europe.
    what a shock to come across the family’s tribute to her. at the same time, it was very kind of them, in the midst of their grief, to let the blogging community know of their loss, and allow us to be in the loop as well, and provide a place for us to give voice to our own grief. i still can’t believe it.
    in any case, Christine and i somehow met soon after i first began blogging. she certainly had a way of encouraging the newbies, and connecting them with others. very kind she was, and creative. thank you for posting a tribute to her. she will certainly be missed.

  2. Such a lovely tribute, Madhu. I was so shocked to hear about Christine’s sudden passing and so moved by her family’s efforts to include her virtual community in their grieving. Their account of her funeral was beautiful, I have no doubt Christine’s spirit was at work sending those sea birds to keep watch over her loved ones. Sending you my love from afar. xxx Ailsa

  3. May you find the peace of heart in Christine’s passing. I’m sure she was a lovely woman, lovely enough to leave an impact to your life and create such friendship even if just over the internet. God bless always!

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