My darling children,
I am deeply saddened to announce that I am leaving Oasis permanently, effective now. I wish I could explain why, but I can't. They are too complicated, and very very personal and painful.
I hope that none of you will think this is because I don't love you. I will miss you all fiercely. Some of you I know very well, some kinda well, some hardly at all. But please believe that I love each and every one of you like my own kids. Every time you have hurt, I have hurt with you, and I will always continue to think about you, and worry about you, and hope that you each find happiness, love and success, in whatever way you choose to measure success.
I wish I had some deep, parting words of wisdom for you, but right now, my wisdom Qi has run dry. Hopefully my creativity Qi is still flowing, for I am nearly finished with Numen's Trust. I also started writing the article on China, so I will finish that once the book is done, and send it to Jeff to post. If possible, I will write some others.
I know that you all love me, and I want to thank you for always giving it to me so freely. It has gotten me through so many rough times - my suicide attempt last year, the loss of Jon, then Raja, and other crises and tragedies that have occurred in my life. At times, having all of your sweet and loving comments or posts was literally the only thing I had to hold onto. I will never forget those times. I will never forget you, my beautiful, darling kids.
Take care of one another. Give each other unconditional love and support, just like you've always given to me, and as I've always tried my best to give to you. Don't be too mean to Jeff. He doesn't know any better, and after all, he did start this wonderful, healing, loving place where all you little angst-ridden homo teens can come, share your lives, vent your frustrations, beg for quick advice before you call that cute boy or girl you're about to ask out. Keep reading and heeding the advice of the elders who remain. They also love you very much, and will always do their best to steer you down the right roads. If nothing else, they will listen to you without judging you, and offer you warm hugs. Just keep an eye on where Jeff's hands wind up. ;)
I hope all you writers will keep on writing, and will keep your eyes on my publishing company, YoungOffendersMedia.com. I will be expecting to see names across my desk soon with your accompanying Oasis name underneath. Not saying I'll publish them all, but I can promise they'll be moved higher up in my inbox. :D
Well guys, it's time. Think of me, as I will always think of you. Remember me, as I will always remember you. Love me, as I will always love you. Even more importantly, love yourselves, for that is the first step in being able to truly love others.
Goodbye, my sweet children. You have forever changed my life for the better. Now go out there and change the world.
My love, respect, admiration, and the fondest wish that good things will always come your way.
I shall miss you, always & forever, darlings. :'-(