Not even two months have passed since death delivered a blow, by snatching my father away from me. I have not yet recovered from the shock. And today death has dealt a severe blow to me, to this community by taking away our dear member Mithila Kannan. Mythili Narayanan (user ID: Mithila Kannan) passed away this morning. She was just 65. Her daughter called me just now to convey the news. When she told me of the high regards the kind lady had for me I could not resist my tears. When I first saw her name I mistook her for some relative of mine and sent a pm to confirm that. She denied that she was not the person I had in mind. But that message started a life-long friendship. Her writings had a mesmerizing quality about them. She always wrote about what normally happens in families, about the love, the hatred, the betrayals and the bickering. You will feel like peeping into the house of a real, loving family. I regard her as the finest writer of this community and many times have said it so in the open forums. About two, three years ago when she visited Madurai along with her DH, we invited her home. She came and had food with us conversing with us as if we were her children. When my daughter's marriage was fixed last year I got a call from her husband LN (who is also a member of IL). He said that Mythili was in danger and nothing but prayer could save her. I opened a prayer thread and prayers started flowing in from all the ILites. She did recover. In December 2010 Lalitha and I visited her in her flat in Bangalore. She was constantly hooked to oxygen and yet she was very lively. I cam back and wrote to her that writing is the real oxygen for her. She resumed her writing though I know she had to suffer a lot while typing in the computer. And yet she did it for the love she had for all of us. She is no more. I don't know how am I going to reconcile to this loss. IL has lost a wonderful member. I don't know how can I console the ILites? I can't even think of consoling her DH Shri Lakshminarayanan who has lost his wife while in the evening of his life. May the Lord give him the strength. May the Lord guide Mithila Kannan's soul to the choicest place in heaven where I am sure she will continue to write about God and his love. May her soul rest in peace. Please join me, friends, in offering prayers for the departed soul.