From time to time I will do a search of contacts (formally known as "friends") for people who once were active here at Pink Essence but have become inactive. When I see a member who has not been active for months, or sometimes years, the first thought is, "I hope they are OK". Some leave because they did not discover whatever they came to find whether that was advice, love, sex, undivided attention, admiration, desperate assistance, friendship etc. Then there are others, and some of us know too well, who never made it to where they felt they needed to be and either gave up on their dream or gave up on life. "Hope deferred makes the heart sick"
Still others just start living life in their gender and Pink Essence just isn't what they need...right now, but many return if they can.
But I wonder about those who have active memberships but are not seen.
Two years ago this month a friend of mine, one of whom I chatted in private often, was supposed to meet with me but died of a sudden coronary and she was not yet forty years old. What was more heartwrenching for me was the fact I was supposed to meet her in Eastern Ohio for the first time a mere two weeks prior to her death, but my car lost a belt and I never made the journey.from New Jersey. Her profile is still here http://pinkessence.com/profile/stephanieforbush?xg_source=profiles_... .
But how many others with profiles are also gone from us forever...I worry, because being trans is not only difficult but is still hazardous to our health due to the hateful ignorance of people, and for some, Pink Essence is the only source of comfort many have until their voice is silenced.
Hugs to all the brothers and sisters to whom I have not seen here for sometime. I wish upon all of you blessings.