Comments for Rara

Hey all,

Zoe and I decided that it would be awesome to collect a bunch of comments, notes, thoughts, etc… from all of you and see about getting them to Rara in the next couple days.

So, leave whatever you want to say in the comment section and we’ll make sure it gets to her.

(And don’t forget to click on the rawrLove link in my sidebar if you haven’t already.)

(And, if you’d rather not have your comments be public, you can email them to me at djmatticus at yahoo dot com.)

Remember, chances are, she loves all of you, without question, without qualification, without reserve.

How do you feel about her?

Spread some rawrLove of your own.

121 thoughts on “Comments for Rara

  1. What a lovely idea…thank YOU for doing this for us and for Rara and Grayson.
    Dear Rara,
    There are simply no words to describe the emotions that I have felt as I have watched this story unfold right before my eyes. When I think of you all I can visualize is goodness and love and compassion and encouragement and all things wonderful. To know that you and your Grayson are going through such an awful and unreal thing hurts my heart. I can not get you off of my mind.
    But what you need to know is that we are all here—loving you from afar and offering our support and prayers for all that you both need during this time.
    Take care of yourself and know that we are all here wishing the best for you and can not wait to have you back with us again.
    Beth Ann

  2. What the ever living fuck??? What???!!

    I’ve been out of the blogging community for a few months now, so I’ve missed a lot, this being the biggest. This story hurts my heart, Rara. I know the justice system is flawed, but it can’t be allowed to be this flawed without something being said or done. I don’t know what the status of your case is at this point, but I wish you the best. I know that you’ll make the best of this situation and somehow turn it into a positive life event one day. Let me know if I can be of any help somehow.

    I’m honestly floored by this.

  3. Dear Rara and Grayson (and Perdita and the other cat)

    I can’t begin to express the grief I feel because of this situation. This couldn’t have happened to a better family. Rara, you spend your time building everyone around you up, and ask for so little. You’ve personally helped me when I was in a blogging rut. To say that the blogoshpere is a better place because of you guys is a serious understatement. The world is a better place because of you two. Prayers are going out of my neck of the woods constantly. Just keep swimming. You are loved.



  4. Dearest Rara,

    Since I first met you I knew you were special. I could since your genuine kindness a mile away. I’m in shock over what’s happening but I want you to know the stories are in good hands.
    We’ll keep it truthful, we’ll make it beautiful.
    You just stay strong.
    I know your ears must be ringing by now because a lot of us are buzzing about ways we can contribute. Try not to worry.
    YOU are loved.
    – J

  5. Rara,

    I don’t know you very well at all, but the very first time I ever visited your blog I knew that you were special. I think that you have an amazing spirit and it shines through in your writing. You always seem so full of joy and light; it just shines out from your page. Though I have not been following you too awfully long, please know that you will be missed by many. I know I will miss your bright spot in my little internet world immensely. I am sending so much peace and love and strength to you and your family — including the cats.


  6. Rara, I still can’t believe this. The world will be a much sadder place without your voice. This isn’t goodbye. Karma needs to come through and bite those ******* in the ass. Love you.

  7. Rara, I’m so at a loss for words right now. All these amazing comments about amazing you from so many amazing friends…what can I possibly add? When you wrote “a year in internet time is a decade in offline time, and who knows if I’ll even be Rarasaur when I return” I realized that I know you could never be anyone else. And there could never be any other Rarasaur, ever. I hope the time that you’re away, however long or short, flys by and all is right with your world ASAP. Love and hugs. xxoo

  8. Seeing as you are the only person I’ve ever met who can say the wonderful loving things you say without making my eyes roll, I believe you’ll keep your inner Rawr strong through all this and well be chatting once again on the other side.

    Love, Jessie

  9. Dear Rara,

    I hope for heaps of positivity your way. I do not know the circumstance for what is going on in your personal life, but I hope whatever it is it will be easily overcome and you can come back soon. I will be keeping my fingers crossed.

    The Heretic

  10. Chica-
    You were my first friend on WordPress. You wrote a page long comment on my very first post. You were already a well known and well loved dinosaur; I still don’t know how you even found me!

    I guess it was fate.

    Thank you from the bottom of my insomniac’s heart for all the nights you stayed up with me.

    Thank you for all the amazing help you gave me on my blog. I still don’t know how to make the font in the post titles larger, but we’ll revisit that in a year.

    Thank you for saying beautiful things about me, always- the dedication you wrote to me in your “Why I Write” post was too generous, but even more so were the things you wrote about me in the comment section.
    The truth is, sometimes when you write about me- I don’t even recognize myself in what you’re saying.

    Thank you for helping me write my “About” page. 🙂

    Thank you for making the blogosphere what it should be- a loving, uniting healing place.

    Thank you for always reminding me what uncondtional love is. Everytime I got lost, dear Rara, you helped me find my way.


  11. Dear Rara,
    I haven’t been around for long and also have been a silent reader for most of the time, but it took two lines from you to change that like button from “Follow” to “Following”. Your writing is brilliant, so full of happiness and love for others that one feels right at home.
    I believe that I might be difficult, but you will make it, you will be okay and your family will be, too.
    You came so for and struggled for so long, believe that you are stronger than this.
    All the best to you and Dave, your cats and your whole family!

  12. Reblogged this on A Buick in the Land of Lexus and commented:
    Today, we’re all over at the Matticus Kingdom.
    Dj Matticus and Zoe came up with a wonderful way to get some of US to Rara!
    Take a moment and give some RAWR love to one of the most beautiful forces in the blog world!
    (Comments are closed – over THERE is where you have to make them)
    See ya over there!

  13. Dear Rara,
    I have just discovered the terrible news – please wake me up. You’re strong – the strongest, most sensitive and beautiful dinosaur out, and you have made a real difference to life for me. I’m waiting for you to get back on line – you will. So roar, roar and roar – justice must prevail.

  14. Rara,

    You’ve always been a ray of light in the blogosphere. I’ve yet to come across a writer with a kinder heart or a gentler spirit, and it’s such a shame this is happening to someone as genuine as you. I know you have it in you to be strong, because those are fiercely optimistic have it in them to be tenacious, too.

    Keep your head up; we all miss you!


  15. Rara, it feels like the blogosphere is in a giant shitstorm. This is unreal. I am very sad about what’s happening to someone as kind, positive and genuine as you, and to your family. Your words always shone. Continue to shine, Rara. Much much love and strength forward. You will be missed. xo

  16. Rara,

    Though the blogging universe only seems to have us cross paths from time to time, much like watching for a comet’s return, it’s always a spectacular experience when I witness how brightly you shine and the trail of illuminated hearts and minds that follows you. Like Haley’s Comet, your presence in the blogosphere isn’t about the time that passes between, but the promise of a return and anticipation of wonder that always accompanies your visit; those things makes you unforgettable and eternally appreciated by those who’ve witnessed how brightly you shine.

    — Ned

  17. Rara, I will be thinking of you and your family. You have added so much to my blogging life and I am grateful for that. I will miss you while you are gone. Maybe this is silly, but I am still waiting for something that will turn this situation around and somehow everything work out for the best.
    Love, Amy

  18. Rara, despite whatever happens, know that God is in control, and He will do what is best for His children. Consolation to you, your family, and all that hold you dear.

  19. Dearest Rara:

    I know that we didn’t get a chance to know each other well because we haven’t followed each other for long.
    However, we do have lots of the same fb and wp friends and they all say super awesome stuff about you and your kindness.
    I hope you are doing ok and coping well. I know one thing tho and that is you are probably already turning peoples lives in there around and making people smile and be hopeful.
    Stay strong and know that we are all here for you.
    P.S. I only have a few bucks till my next pay but I bought a lottery ticket and will get one for every damn draw until I win, and can send you the money to get out and get the pricks that did this to you.
    Legally or not.

    • “I don’t know Rara personally. I only know her from what she’s chosen to share via her blog and some emails exchanged between us. (Then again, do we ever know anything about anyone except what they choose to share with us?) But that doesn’t mean I don’t feel like I’ve lost a friend.

      She has always been one of my favorite bloggers, and part of the reason is because I felt like she genuinely cared about her writing. When reading her posts, you never got the sense that she didn’t give the post the complete effort and dedication that it required. You could tell that she put her heart and soul into everything she wrote.

      Admittedly, while I loved reading her writing, reading her site sometimes brought a sense of disappointment. Because I realized I could never care as much as she did and would therefore never be as good of a blogger as her.

      Unfortunately, it seems like I won’t be getting the opportunity to feel that way anymore. And that is truly a shame.

      Hopefully everything works out well for her. And although she probably won’t ever read this, hopefully she knows that her fellow bloggers will miss her.”

  20. Rara, look what you’ve inspired. And all this comes in your absence, with you in a dark place… all it reminds me of is how radiant you are and what you inspire in people when you’re present and playing in the sunny parts of life!

    Even though I never got to know you well, I feel only hope that you will keep finding that sun in the corners of whatever place you’re in for the coming year. You’ll channel those weak little rays of light through your heart and mind like a Rara-prism, and rainbows will shoot out of you for all to enjoy.

    I believe in you.

  21. Dear Rara-

    We don’t know each other well but you once told me that my comments are always positive and I shine a light. I always thought maybe it was a reflection because of the great light you shine in the ‘sphere. Your compassion, kindness and strength are reflected in everything you write because it comes from your soul. Please don’t let this darken your spirit. There are too few people left in the world that shine as bright as you. You have inspired many as I hope this shows. You deserve more than you are getting but I know you will survive it. Now that you are away, let us shine for you, like a lighthouse, to help remind you and guide you back home.

    Prayers and love,
    Deanna Herrmann
    My Muted Voice & From Casinos to Castles

  22. Rara– you are pure magic. Not only do I think of you every time I see a dinosaur, but I also think of you when I see a little fox of any sort, because of the stuffed animal Grayson wanted from Target. Strange associations, but not surprising that you’ve made a place in so many of our hearts and minds. Anytime I received a notification from you on my blog, fb, or email it was always a sign that something good was about to happen– a good word, story, piece of advice, or a photoshopped masterpiece of the Baby Seal.

    I feel very powerless in trying to think of anything to say, or do. We all love you and we all want to know ASAP of what we can do to help. Please be well and know that there is so much life waiting for you after this period of darkness.


  23. Radiating peace
    Around the world,
    Unconditionally loving:
    Resounding your barbaric YAWP
    … with a boom.

    Guiding force,
    Revealing words,
    Artistic flare,
    Yearning for a better world,
    Standing strong against the
    Never faltering
    … you do not stand alone.

  24. Rara, I only just met you [it feels like] moments ago. It’s probably been a couple of months. You are a beautiful soul. Your writing is magical and your essence is nothing but pure kindness. I’m at a loss for words as to the current hell you are faced with. Simply know that you are in my thoughts and heart. I wish you peace.

    Nancy – My Year of Sweat

  25. Rara. You are amazing. You are inspiring. You are loved. I have few words that make sense of what has happened and how to communicate what you mean to me (and I’m positive, so many others) keep shining and don’t let anyone dull your sparkle. Big hugs from Daile and Bixby xx

  26. Dear Rara – you are a wonderful person and an inspiration to so many! Whatever happens, you’ll come out of it stronger. Keep your head high and remember: this too shall pass. Sending you warm thoughts & love. XX Tiny

  27. RaRa, I’m so taken by your story … how dreadful, to be accused for such a thing – and we all take for grated that the law is on the innocent’s side, so easy for anyone to end up in the same situation, just because somebody’s evil mind.
    You have so much courage .. and you’re such a inspiring person – and I hope of all my heart that you will come through this the right way and personal I don’t think you can get any stronger than you already are.

  28. Dear, dear Rara,

    You are AWESOME! Don’t forget that, no matter what the “legal eagles” say. Your non-judgmental, thoughtful, insightful, lovely presence is sorely missed around here. We’ll be here for you when you get back, just as we are now.

    Love, Lynette

  29. Dear Rara:

    Please know that our hearts and prayers are with you. You are the most kind, considerate, warm, loving person I’ve met in the blogosphere. Keep the faith Rara.


  30. Hi Rara,

    The expanse of your heart and your community skills are legendary and will continue to light you up in the face of every challenge. Best wishes to you!


  31. Keep the comments going. We can’t forget that the fight is still on and Rara still needs our support – so bloggers don’t let her know you’re cheering for her and sending your good vibes and love her way. She has done so much for so many and for the blogging community. She needs our support now more than ever.

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