Left: Even a hero couldn't save Ms. Mon
I was thinking.
You really only get one chance to retire from blogging.
So why not make sure you've purged every possible emotion from your being before you move on? I mean, what's the hurry?
What if I wrote this up like it were an obituary? Just for fun and all? I know. I was thinking the same thing. Abso-friggin'-lutely! The real reason Ms. Mon is quitting is because she has a broken heart. So forget everything I said yesterday.
March 6, 2006 - February 12, 2010
If only she could have lived those last few weeks to make it to her four-year-anniversary. But that's how things went for her. Always a day early (if she could even remember when she was supposed to be there, and where ought she to be?) and a two cents too much (with all due respect to Lawrence Welk).
Ms. Mon, prominent blogger for Ms. Adventures on the Mon, died last night from complications of losing her soul mate. She was 35 years old. Soft-spoken and obsessive, Ms. Mon never looked the part of a hopeless romantic. But, in the final days of her life, she revealed an unknown side of her psyche. This hidden quasi-Jungian persona surfaced during the Agatha Christie-like pursuit of her long reputed soul mate, a man whom she only spent a few precious hours with. Sadly, the protracted search ended early Thursday morning in complete and utter failure. Yet even in certain defeat, the courageous Ms. Mon secretly clung to the belief that life is not merely a series of meaningless accidents or coincidences. Uh-uh. But rather, it's a tapestry of events that culminate in an exquisite, sublime plan. Asked about the loss of his dear friend, Chris Potter, award-winning writer, office lothario and editor of Pittsburgh City Paper, described Ms. Mon as a changed woman in the last days of her life. "Things were clearer for her," Potter noted. Ultimately Ms. Mon concluded that if we are to live life in harmony with the universe, we must all possess a powerful faith in what the ancients used to call "fatum", what we currently refer to as destiny.