delithopia

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Delithopia… was a private world that my wife Sharon and I created for ourselves in a virtual 3d world called Alphaworld (www.activeworlds.com) way back in 1996. The name is a conjoining of our two avatar names, Midnight Delight (Sharon), and Lithops (Jim).  We actually met for the first time, virtually,  in Alphaworld. Sharon was living at the time in Florida, and I was living in Illinois. We were introduced by a virtual friend who was living in Santa Rosa, California. It was a brave new world for both of us. We interacted with people from around the globe, as if we were all in the same room. Sharon and I eventually met in real life and married. I’m sure our little world is still somewhere out there in cyberspace…

Written by Jim

April 29, 2011 at 6:55 pm

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  1. a lovely and somehow very familiar story :) – Serendipitous

    melvapeever

    October 11, 2012 at 4:46 pm

  2. Melva! It’s so good to hear from you…it’s confirmation that the strange world we lived in at one time isn’t just a figment of my imagination! Yes…it was a lovely story. Alas…all fairy tales don’t have a happy ending…but it was magical while it lasted. I’ll leave you to read the blog from the very beginning to discover the ending. Everything after…well…is a postscript to that fairy tale.

    Jim

    October 11, 2012 at 5:54 pm

  3. I instantly went to the beginning post and read that Sharon had passed away. I am so sorry for you Jim. It was so sudden. Where are Sharon’s children (adults) now?

    melvapeever

    October 11, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    • Thanks Melva. Amber and Beau are both fine…living in Florida. Good to hear that you, Johnny, and the girls are all well. I’m OK too :)
      All the best to you!

      Jim

      October 11, 2012 at 7:48 pm

  4. Dear Jim, It was only just today I learned about Sharon’s passing from Melva. As always, I’ve no words to aptly express my surprise and sadness, only memory of Sharon’s sweetness and that I could have been a better friend. I’ll never forget Sharon’s excitement and how nervous she was about meeting you the first time and, along with these recollections, can’t help but catch my breath at the realization of the years that have passed since those incredible times of virtualia. I hope you’re doing well. Your blog is quite beautiful. – Amy

    Amy

    February 3, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    • Thank you Amy. It was wonderful to hear from you. Your words brought tears to my eyes. I’m glad that our lives were entwined for that, much too brief, period of time. Sharon was a dreamer…and taught me much about life. And even after two years…I can find myself quite lost at times. I hope you are well. Write any time. ~ Jim

      Jim

      February 4, 2013 at 6:33 pm


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