There has been something bothering me for some time since “Old Foss” went off the radar for a while and many of us panicked to know if he was OK.
Now the passing of another well respected PP member it prompts me to write this..
Contact…I know many of us have this separate secret life if married or are part of this community as a single, so what happens when an on line friend or Nymph is unwell/dying/in trouble or passed away.
How is this to be communicated to others without a confidant?
We form relationships with others on this forum with mutual mores and values; some of us even keep in contact physically like Charlie and myself by having lunch together often and having a laugh and emailing each other.
Many of us would like to know if something is amiss with another member, not to be nosey but just to show support. Most of us seem to care when another, bought together by a common love of punting (or being punted), would like to show support of some kind, even if it just a post to the community that we are thinking about them..
I remember when Katana was in trouble overseas, he was flooded by support and assistance which bought a clarity back to me about common decency and a desire to assist without recompense.
I look at my own mortality and think that I would like some of you to know if I passed or was taken ill and not have had the ability or time to say goodbye to many of the lovely Nymphs or to those members that I have shared many a joke or posting with and say thank you for the good times and the love and laughs.
Just my rant.