The passing of friends
Funny, how things come together.
This week, I’ve been working my way through my MA thesis, concerning the feminine aspects of Yahweh, trying to get it into shape for e-publication.
At the same time I’ve been writing an essay for Sisters in Crime on the topic, “Belonging.”
Which means I’ve had two things on my mind: theology, and the amazing online community that’s… well, you guys.
Then the third thing: one of my online friends died. Pat Floyd was an extraordinary woman, and one of the forces behind the Virtual Book Club. She made a lot of good friends there, since she loved a good book, but she was also a person with a long time interest in things theological. She’s been sick for a while, during which time I sent her one or two of my academic papers and unpublished stories, to give her mind something to chew on that didn’t involve hospitals.
Theology; community; friends.
Thank you, Pat, for joining us and making our lives the richer. May your afterlife be rich with books, and friends, and cats.
If any other members of our online family are moved to a donation, you can send your check to Edgehill Church, P.O. Box 128258, Nashville, TN 37212, or to Alive Hospice, 1710 Patterson St., Nashville 37203. Pat’s obituary is here.