December 26, 2002

Peace to you, Sharon.....

I just found out that Sharon T., a member of a couple of the groups I belong to, has passed on.
I don't know the circumstances.
I didn't know her well, only from her posts and emails, but I just got through crying, and I will probably cry some more. For her and particularly for myself, because I didn't know her as well as I would have liked to. And now she's gone.
It's amazing how people touch your life and don't even realize it. Sharon posted frequently, usually with spunk, sometimes with a counter-opinion...always with brilliance and thoughtfulness.
Here are her words in response to the question "What is a Keanu?" in one of the groups...

"By the way, I actually know the answer to this because it's one of the first things I read on the Internet. A Keanu is a cool breeze over the mountains.

Party on,

PS. Ok, ok, ok. Lest you chide me for lack of effort, I will elaborate.

Keanu is a breath of fresh mountain air in the parched desert of conformity. Keanu is a refreshing breeze of hope that enables us to continue bearing our burdens under the hot sun of stress. Like the wind clears the air of pollutants, Keanu clears our minds & reinvigorates our senses. As Cole Porter pointed out, hot weather is not conducive to romance, but Keanu is the evening breeze that stirs our desires with the fragrance of summer blossoms.

Keanu is a natural phenomenon, seemingly a gift from God. As with the elements, he cannot be contained or controlled by the petty & small-minded who contrive to do so. He remains something of a mystery despite diligent attempts to understand him, like the wind that last week defied the careful study of meteorologists & neglected to blow a storm our way as predicted."

Her passing comes as an unpredictable blow to those of us that knew her, even just through her words and appreciation of Keanu. My deepest sympathy goes to those that were closest to her.

She was a hell of a lady.

Goodbye, Sharon.
You will be missed....terribly.

tribe | from inside the mind of krix at December 26, 2002 01:25 PM .

I never knew her but those most beautiful words you posted by her makes me wish I had.
My heart goes out to her family and friends.

Posted by: luvske on December 26, 2002 02:19 PM

She was very special, and I'm heartsick that I never told her that I thought so....

Posted by: krix on December 26, 2002 03:44 PM

I never crossed paths with Sharon, but someone who defined Keanu so precisely had a gift of eloquence that is rare. I too wish I had known her, and know that those of you who did will remember her fondly. Thanks for sharing her words with us.

Posted by: Chianti on December 26, 2002 04:00 PM

I am so glad you saved that too, I read that post and was awe struck at her insight, the things we will never know now are more than unfair. You know, you hear all the time how fleeting life is, but it just doesn't sink in, in the everdayness of our lives it seems like things are forever and to stay, some things it seems are just a gift to remind us how special life really is...

Posted by: tess on December 26, 2002 05:09 PM

A person can touch your life deeply even if you've never met them face-to-face. My sympathies, Krix.

Posted by: Kelly on December 26, 2002 05:49 PM

Mine too, Krix. You can have my shoulder to lean on on if you want.

I am afraid to ask, but is this the same Sharon from the Smartgroups?

If so, I am really going to miss getting her e-mails.

Posted by: Tyler on December 26, 2002 07:40 PM

Don't get this wrong, but it's a bit hard for me to imagine someone I read posts, someone who liked Keanu, from somehwere, has passed away. Somehow feels like... it is very very strange.

You never get to say to people what you think of them, how their words mark you and... damn.
I am sure that, wherever she is, she's happy.

My sympathies, krix. If you need me, drop me a line. Serious.

And gals from KeanuVision: YOU ALL ROCK!

Posted by: Bea on December 27, 2002 04:53 AM

Thank you so much, to each of you.

Posted by: krix on December 27, 2002 08:20 AM

girl my heart breaks for you and those who are affected by this loss.

Posted by: gnome-girl on December 27, 2002 10:41 AM

Hey Krix. I stopped by to say thanks for playing in the snowball fight, but read this instead. I hope your heart is healing today. Isn't it odd how the people we interact with online can touch us even more than the people we interact with face to face every day?

But, you know what they say...Time wounds all heels....oh...dammit...I got that backwards again, didn't I....shite. Sorry...

Posted by: Tracy on December 27, 2002 12:08 PM


That's sad news to come back to...

I'm glad she was a Keanufan. Keanufans are the best in the world.

She had a glimpse of his light for a moment.

Posted by: Keanuette on December 27, 2002 04:58 PM

poor world, without Sharon now...hugs, krix tess Rhonda and all that other dsf sisters out there...

Posted by: Lori on December 28, 2002 11:12 PM

I was graced with the friendship of Sharon for a very brief while. Didn't get to know her nearly as well as I would have liked. She had a truly bright spirit filled with love and respect. And, obviously, she had remarkable talent. Like you, krix, I'll miss her greatly.

Posted by: Ann on December 30, 2002 09:11 AM

I was Sharon's close friend for the past nearly 20 years and appreciate reading your posts about her. I am forwarding these on to her sister so that she also can read how other's felt about her.

Although I did not share her interest in Keanu I will tell you that he was the subject of our conversations pretty much on a daily basis. She was always telling me experiences that a fan had shared, or relating something he did or said in a movie, etc. I know that her time with her fellow Keanu fans meant a lot to her and was a big part of her life.

Posted by: Patty Mallett on December 31, 2002 04:06 PM
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