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.