After a 9 month struggle with cancer, my best friend in the real world, who happened to be named Scott, left this world today in California. He was in considerable discomfort at the end, so his passing today came as a relief to me, but a sad shock nonetheless. Although I have two sisters, I never had a brother -- and Scott filled this role for as long as I knew him.
We became friends way back in High School in New York when I was 15 years old -- and stayed best friends since. We shared a house in California for a few years. I remember both of us being amused when our families assumed we were a couple -- since my friend was very heterosexual. Our orientations never really came up much -- although I remember when I came "out" to my friend he said he knew it all along, -- probably before I did.
My friend leaves his lovely wife, who I will help now as best as I can. I want to thank all of you who have supported me over the past 9 months, especially my partner Jago for helping me come to grips with this. I may be laying low in Second Life for a while, but will be back as my old self shortly. Just as real life must go on, so must Second Life, because so much good comes out of it.
Thanks for reading, Eddi