My user name is “Triangle-Woman.”
Every once in a while when I click on my user name in a message board post to go back to my Spark Page, I get sent to a person whose user name was “Triangle.”
Weird how electrons and bits and bytes work.
Just happened again a few minutes ago and it gave me pause.
Triangle started his Spark membership on March 3, 2007.
Triangle’s page title says: “Stephens Page” (bad punctuation and all)
The introductory text says: “Insert Witty Comment.” This kind of makes me smile.
Stephen belonged to the “10 lbs and under team” which tells me that perhaps he did not have very far to go on his journey and just chose to either live with the extra 10, or do it on his own.
His spark people “class team” had over 11,000 members, but is considered “inactive” due to no one posting in over three months.
I’m gonna guess it has been longer than that.
He left one blog on the same day he started titled “Hello”
When you click on it, it says:
“Just getting started.”
The last comment on his page is dated March 11, 2007. Another person, also now a Spark Ghost, stopping by to say Hi.
Whenever I get sent to Triangle’s page, I kind of get a melancholy, sad feeling, like someone has died.
I often wonder about who you were and where you are now. Did you find some other support? Did you make the changes you dreamed of? Or did you give up on yourself? Did that 10 lbs you had to lose become 20 or 30? Are you still struggling?
RIP Triangle. I just added you as a friend.
I want to let you know that your memory fuels me to making the changes I need to make, to use all the wonderful tools here and to keep reaching out to other Spark People so that maybe there will be a few less Spark Ghosts hanging around.
Least of all me....