I don't remember the exchange exactly, but I recently sort of had a conversation with my friend Frank over at Splinter Cell. He had posted a blog, or comment, or something concerning online friendships. I made a remark stating that blogging can create a false sense of friendship. I went on to say that if I were to fall off the edge of the earth, none of my blog acquaintances would give a rip. However, I think, I was wrong. Something unthinkable happened to one of my favorite blog buddies, Artist Greggy.
Apparently, Artist Greggy, Gregory Broadnax, was in a tragic car accident. His car flipped and his wife was killed. His daughter Serena was severely injured.
I have never met Gregg in person, and wouldn't even recognize him should I pass him on the street. But I've read his blog fairly regularly over the past six months. I've also enjoyed the comments he left on my blog. Although I've never met Artist Greggy in person, I feel like I know him. And I can't quite put into words the sorrow I'm feeling having read about this brotha's unfortunate accident.
Not too long after I started blogging, I discovered Gregg's blog. I am an artist, therefore I tend to be attracted to blogs of other visual creatives. Gregg's is one of the best designed, and his warm personality beams through not only his writing, but his vibrant artwork. Those of you who have read his blog can attest to my words. So when he announced just a couple months ago that he was taking a blog break, I was really quite disappointed. And in fact, I just posted a message yesterday on his blog to let him know I was thinking of him.
So, Frank, I was wrong. Although we bloggers are worlds apart, separated by a vast expanse of a world wide web, there's real God-given life behind the blogs that we read on a daily basis. And I have become virtual friends with many of those I've met here.
Gregg, my prayer's are with you and I offer my sincerest condolences to you concerning your wife. I hope you will recover quickly, and can return to caring for your daughter, creating your beautiful art , and writing your inspiring words very soon.
Any written correspondence can be forwarded at least in the near future to Gregg's fathers house at :
5527 Old Court Road
Baltimore Md 21244
Email can be sent to his email address:
Thanks Cheryl for passing on this news.