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of light through time

This is a lightbulb somewhere in Israel that will always be on. Outside of time.

Until Six Apart decides their servers get too full and start raising their prices or erasing, a beautiful thing about LJ is that words here remain on too. One in our LJ family was Sibyl, who has not been here with us for almost four years now; she was full of light for those who knew her IRL and online, and for those who have come after: her family kept her journal open, and public; and, the last post written to it was about four hours ago this very day...

Maybe you'd like to meet her if you haven't.

She wrote, in this entry, about how we need to choose self-love over self-hate and MAY BE TRIGGERING for body image issues:


Although Sibyl was older than Anna by more than sixteen years, Anna wrote of how inspiring Sibyl's words had been to her, and she had bought her a paperweight present which she never sent in time to reach Sibyl... but which made its way to its destination, through more time, among three mutual Friends.

And another ray of light through time: unlike Sibyl, Kayla was able to complete her own book, titled "Butterfly Paperweight", and has published it. As a book you can hold in your hand. Her life got reviewed in a local paper along with her work:


Also a public entry. I am proud of Kayla.

And Anna and Kayla were close / *are* close / as well.

I think that these are stories glowing in their light as they are happening right here, right now, and outside time at the same time.

Blessings Be.


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Jan. 5th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
I never knew Sybil Fey myself, but I distinctly remember Kiota writing about her. Thank you for sharing that entry, Brad. It's very inspiring. Imagine what the world could be if we all saw ourselves in that light.
Jan. 5th, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
Exactly as she wanted: for us all to 'see ourselves in that light'. Fey wrote that it's something we have to learn in life: how to love ourselves, since negating our selves seems to come naturally, or we're taught those poisonous lessons at very early ages... Ki, at fifteen, wrote about how much hope Sibyl had given her.

Just Fey's Profile Page is insipring, all by itself.
Jan. 5th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
Wow, Brad.. I'm speechless (imagine that, a speechless writer!). Thank you. I'm more honored by the mention in this entry than I would be with stories about me done in a million newspapers and magazines. And to be linked at all with Ki is more precious than I can put into words.

Thank you again.
Jan. 6th, 2009 11:28 am (UTC)
Some things go way beyond words, don't they...

Now you've made *me* feel very tiny, Miss Meyers! [Imagine, a tiny showbiz artist!!]

Your life is a beacon, and so is your creativity.

Each of you were and are fighters. And artists and explorers and searchers. So we are sharing these honors and she is right next to us. Again, beyond words.

Someday I want to bring my copy of your Paperweight, and put it into your hand and ask you to sign it for me.
Jan. 7th, 2009 01:19 am (UTC)
I will gladly sign it for you. Thank you. :)
Jan. 6th, 2009 10:57 am (UTC)
Wow. Sybil's entry was amazing! So inspiring! It amazes me how positive her view of her illness was.

That book that Kayla wrote sounds immensely interesting. I find it's always so amazing when a unknown author on the internet gets discovered & published. It's an encouragement to me that no matter how unimportant you think your writing may be, it just might mean something huge to someone else.
Jan. 6th, 2009 11:37 am (UTC)
Sibyl's light just spreads and spreads. It did while she lived in this form, and it still does. I think it also did, well before she got sick. A perfect journey, a perfect tapestry. Learning and evolving and 'give yourself a hug right now' is what Fey is all about.

It's not just about her physical illness, or her final one, either.

One of her phrases I love is "My house has wheels now!" She meant it literally, as in, I can get on the road and visit you, towing my house --- but I see that on several different levels of metaphor.

People come back and visit her often, and bathe in her light, whether they leave a response or not...


I'm just honored beyond words that Kayla is in my LJ Friends family. As you are...
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