I was exploring SL last night late, and came into a memorial for those who had died in RL. I saw a name I knew, and checked my contact list. DaisyBlue Hefferman, perhaps some of you knew her?, one of the first people I friended since she was a librarian and Civil War historian, had died last May of a stroke. She was helping me seek out folks that wanted to attempt Civil War reenacting inworld.
Now she is gone, but memorials and unintended testimonies to her life remain. I can pull up her profile from my contact list and there she is, still alive, telling me what she is up to, what she is interested in, pointing me to her favorite places and displaying her projects. I can send her an IM which she will never answer. I can see her likeness. If I google her, there are more comments, photographs, blogs.
Though subdued, I went to bed mindful of virtual life everlasting.