Clark is Offline: Dealing With the Loss of a Loved One Through Google Chat Logs

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Mon, Sep 19th, 2011 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Heartbreaking article by Rebecca Armendariz on dealing with the loss of a loved one through their Google Chat logs:

Clark and I met on the Thursday before Labor Day, August 30, 2007. I don't know exactly when we first said I love you, but the first email exchange containing the phrase, which he casually includes before signing off, is dated October 3 of that year.

Nearly four years later, I sometimes type his email address in the search box in my Gmail. Hundreds of results pop up, and I'll pick a few at random to read. The ease of our everyday interactions is what kills me. The way we spoke to each other about what I'd bring home for dinner or whether it was a PBR or a Grolsch kind of night. In nearly every conversation, there is something that releases the pressure from my chest by forcing a giant laugh.

Read the full article here on GOOD.

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