The Colour Purple

Jeffrey Zeldman:

Rebecca Meyer had a favorite color. It was purple. A color that might be expressed in the hexadecimal language of web design as #663399.

As many of you know, Eric and Kat Meyer lost their daughter Rebecca to cancer on Saturday. Rebecca Alison Meyer was a ray of light. She was six years, eleven and a half hours old when she died.

I spent Saturday night reading through Eric Meyer’s heartbreaking recent tweets and blog posts. I’m 23. I don’t have children, nor do I intend to in the foreseeable future. I haven’t yet had to say goodbye to a close personal friend or family member. But, while reading through Meyer’s astonishingly transparent grieving, I felt as though I, too, lost a friend. I can’t imagine what the Meyers are going through right now, but Eric’s words paint a picture of an amazing person. Rebecca was lost far, far too soon.