Shelly (cosmosmariner) wrote in mfu_canteen,

To Remember My Friend

When I became active in the fandom, one of the first people that I became friends with was Svet. As so many of you have reflected, she was always one to comment, quick witted, clever as heck. She and I bonded over our cats, appropriately. Miss Patachou and my Theda were 'friends' as it were. They sent gifts to each other. I'll never forget when S. sent me a photo of Patachou with the catnip 'candy bar' that Theda had sent to her for Christmas.

She was definitely someone who believed in art, and she believed in the artistic merits of everyone in this community. Svet was a great sounding board for many of us, a cheerleader for some of us, too.

When I first started writing my MFU AU, S. was immediately on board. She fell into that world and would send me notes, asking questions, demanding more. I can say with complete and sincere honesty that her enthusiasm and genuine affection for the characters gave me the courage to post "Distant Voices". Without her, I really don't think I would have done so.

I know that she knew how much I cared about her. I sent her a letter in December, just to let her know that I was thinking of her and that I loved her. Knowing that she understood the important place she had in my life makes me feel a little better, but right now I still mourn the loss of a beautiful soul.

Her legacy will be one of beauty, gentleness, and truth. I know that my life has been richer by knowing her, and like a flower, the fragrance of her friendship will linger.
Tags: rip, svetlanacat

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