And I don’t mean the inactive ones, I mean the ones who passed on.Last year one of my mom’s neighbours, a 20 sth, guy died in a tragic motorcycle accident. He was my friend on FB and he used to show pics of my kiddos to my tech illiterate folks. When the tragedy happened, his FB page became a shrine. It went on for months and months, a friend would make a collage and post it, some would make videos, they would offer consolation to the family, and everytime I felt kicked in the stomach coz it reminded me of the tragedy. So I removed him from the friends list. Felt bad, but I know I had to do it.
Then, yesterday i was browsing some of my old albums and I came across a comment he had made on my pic. The comment was the usual ‘nice pic’ etc. butto see his face staring back at me and read words he must’ve typed took me to another level. I wanted to delete the comment, and then I felt bad. Why would I feel like that?? I really wasn’t close to him or anything, just that his death was quite a blow and well…has anybody lost people IRL but they continue to be a part ofyour online existence?
What do you do?