Unfortunately there are times in life that just make us sit down and wonder what is going on. Some times life is beyond our comprehension and defies reason. This week we have witnessed two very bad pieces of news, and it would be remiss of us to let them go unnoticed in this blog.
It was with great shock and sadness that on Thursday we learnt of the death of a truly great figure in Second Life sailing. Epicurus (or Epi to his friends) was one of those truly nice and helpful people we meet along the way. He was a co-founder of Fishers Island Yacht Club, he was selfless in his help, he was truly unlimited in his friendship.He will be sadly sadly missed.
Below is a wonderful video prepared by Surfwidow Beaumont it truly reflects Epi. I would like to thank Surfwidow for this tribute. I will let the video do the talking. It is more eloquent than any words i could possibly type. It left me with a tear in my eye and a hump in my throat that simply will not go away, nor should it. We are mising a friend
He will be so very badly missed in the real world and in our virtual world. Our thoughts go out to Pippa Rexen (his second life wife and real life wife) and the family he left with a huge hole in their lives.
Fair winds Epi
The virtual world is a small one, however our friends are from all corners of the world. Therefore it is with increasing incredulity and sadness that we witness the events unfolding in Japan. We have many
sailors friends that we have grown to know and respect in that part of the world.
Our thoughts go out to all affected by this ongoing disaster. I have still to hear of many of our friends in that part of the world, with each day of not knowing our prayers grow stronger that they are free from harm.
As of yet I am reluctant to give out information on how one may financially help this area of the country, however if there is any thing concrete we can do I will be the first to relay that information to you. It will probably be to the Redcross in Japan, however let the authorities do their job and inform us how they want help.