A few days ago I posted a link to Leslie Harpold's Advent Calander. I think I first found them a few years ago through Heather Champ's photoblog and before I had internet in my home. Back then, I'd bundle up from the cold December wind to walk the few blocks to the closest connection. I'd pay a buck for 15 minutes and go see the new days that were "opened" up along the calender. There was always something fun to do, something interesting to read and a cool link. I always ended up walking home with 5 dollars less because I would stay and look through everything. I noticed this time the new posts weren't yet up, it'd been a few days too. People get busy, I thought. Sadly, it turns out Ms. Harpold passed away suddenly. I didn't know her, but I loved her Advent Calenders.
I found this quote while reading some of the tributes on the net, from a letter that she had written to herself during a difficult time..
"My advice to you is this: make something you love. You love to make things, feel best when you're creating something you feel has value, even if only to you. Tap into the vein again, as many tries as it takes. Find that place where the world blurs by, and it's just you and and your project in pure creation mode."
Words to live by and I hope her friends and family make it through this difficult time.