Updated to say: This is the hard part sweet friends. I have been sort of "weepy" all day. I can't imagine losing touch with you altogether. I will still visit occasionally. You, each of you, are a part of my heart. That's the way it is with friends. We may not "see" each other as often, but it won't matter because our hearts are joined in a special way.
Thank you for your kind, loving, wise words. I love you much.
Today I am turning off the light, gently shutting the door and quietly slipping away from this place. I have felt it for some time - this sense that, as much as I would like to dream it is so, writer is not my name.
I am at a loss for words right now. That seems appropriate.
Thank you for all of the beautiful words, for the encouragement, for your friendship. I will miss you.