10.2.10

yulanda...

We were going to share a plate of sweet potato fries when you got better.

Since I heard the terrible news, I've been thinking about your grandpa, who I never knew, of course, but who you used to have lunch with all the time. You used to take the streetcar that goes past my house to go see him.

Others have written more, and better, here and here. Thank you, Kate and Kristin.

Please take the time to read Yulanda's archives, if you haven't already. I am grateful that she brought us such beauty.

11 comments:

  1. I didn't even know this blog before today! How sad, I've been looking at her photos and it seems that the world has really lost someone wonderful.

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  2. oh no!
    i admired her so much. :(

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  3. I wish i knew about her blog earlier, but by reading all her post just now i feel like i already know her and that she's still around us. She's so talented and has been so strong all this time.

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  4. I didn't follow her blog, but this is such sad news and I can feel how deeply you and others must feel it.

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  5. So tremendously sad. Kristin put beautifully into words that sense of confusion when someone dies at this age. Thank you for sharing your own grief, and with such grace.

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  6. This breaks my heart to read. The world is missing her beauty already. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I had a pitted feeling in my stomach recently and when I asked how she was last week it got a little deeper.
    This is beautifully written.

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  8. She loved food so much!

    I too have thought about her grandfather. I know she was so close to him... I feel for all her family and for her sweetie, Wayne. It's a sad day.

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  9. I didn't know Yulanda personally, but this feels so close. I became familiar with her blog through yours. I have been thinking about her a lot lately, and worrying about her since she hadn't posted in a while. I kept trying to believe that any day she would post again about her recovery. It just doesn't feel possible that someone so recently full of life, someone just like us, could fade away so fast. Man... so so heartbreaking...

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  10. Thank you for posting this. I never knew Yulanda personally, but hers was one of the first fashion blogs I ever read. I first got hooked when I was working as a PR desk monkey in Shanghai in my in-between school years, mindlessly refreshing webpages for the new news. Seeing her amazing pics (and cool finds at Joe Fresh!) made me excited to return to Toronto. When her writing slowed down because of her illness, I was not as connected with what was going on in her life.

    This was totally shocking news. Her photographs were amazing- such a unique perspective of her surroundings, able to mine some beauty from everyday objects. I think the world of her.

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  11. This is terribly sad. My thoughts are with her loved ones. Her photographs were beautiful.

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