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Unfortunately it turned out to be true

our sister Maddie fell victim in a car bombing in Yemen...

Maddi, we will always remember you, your smile and the warmth of your heart.

We all heart and miss you terribly...

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Thanks Jonathon, for the beautiful pictures that you took you're an amazing photographer.

Thanks all for love and support, that goes out to Maddi's family, Ronan and all the other close friends. I guess there is nobody out there who knew her and not got struck by her cheerful personality.... ubbcrying

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_Clare_BRONZE Member
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Getting to the other side smile

_Clare_BRONZE Member
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Btw... Strugz... I'm not sure she was on that video?

That was MK... but I'm sure Magie was in lots of pics... she was really careful not to be videoed frown

But... these gorgeous pics from Paris shows her vibrancy...

Beautiful lady

Doing tricky meteor stuff

If ever it needed to be shown that violence solves NOTHING!!!

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GlåssDIAMOND Member
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georgemcBRONZE Member
Sitting down facing forward . . .
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ubbcrying again...
what is the world coming to?...

grouphug be strong everybody

Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.

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so it's true.... ubbcrying

can't.... just....

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

DomBRONZE Member
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frown Unfortunately I never got to know Magie, but due to her presence and open nature she ended up in a few photos I took. I'm really sad that that's all frown

RaveRepresentSILVER Member
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May your heart rest in heaven, Magie.. We will all miss you, and never forget you..


"I don't know what you are talking about"

"Cardinal!!! Poke her... with the SOFT CUSIONS!!!!"

"Its not working my lord!"

"Have you got all of the stuffing on one end?!"

faith enfireBRONZE Member
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hug again, all in my prayers

Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

jo_rhymesSILVER Member
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she's beautiful. Such a tragedy. frown

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BansheeCatBRONZE Member
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Location: lost, Canada

We have a video of Maddi spinning at Guys bar, Haad Tien, one of the few times she danced poi with an audience.. Can one of the Down the Rabbit Hole crowd post it? I think it in the file from Nao.

Her beauty humour and kindness and joy shines through everything.

I miss her too much already.

"God *was* my co-pilot, but then we crashed, and I had to eat him..."

PyrolificBRONZE Member
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Location: Adelaide, South Australia

What a waste of a really beautiful person.

I dont think I've ever met a person more bursting with life.


At least it sounds like she was doing something she loved...


Help! My personality got stuck in this signature machine and I cant get it out!

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Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86.400.
It carries over no balance from day to day,
every evening it deletes
whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day.

What would you do?
Draw out every cent of course!!!?
Each of us has such a bank.
It's name is TIME.

Every morning it credits you witch 86.400 seconds.
Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest.
It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft.

Each day it opens a new account for you.
Each night it burns the remains of the day.
If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours.
There is no going back.
There is no drawing against the "tomorrow".
You must live in the present of today's deposits.
Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness, and success!
The clock is running. Make the most of today.

To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth prematurely.
To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask the person who missed the train.
To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident.
To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal in the Olympics.

Treasure every moment that you have!
And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time.
And remember that time waits for no one.
Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That's why it's called the present!!

Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed.
They make you smile and encourage you to succeed.
They lend you an ear, they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their hearts to us.

Show your friends how much you care.....

..............Oooo.....Some people
..............(...).....come into our lifes
...............)./......and quickly go...

...........oooO...Some people
...........(...)...become friends
............\.(.....and stay a while...

.........Leaving beautiful.....Oooo
..........footprints on our....(...)

.........................oooO...and we are
..........................\.(....quite the same
..........................\_)...because we have
................................made a good friend!!!

Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That's why it's called the present!
Live and savour every moment - it's not a dress rehearsal.

Right Now -

-somebody is very proud of you
-somebody is thinking about you
-somebody is caring about you
-somebody misses you
-somebody wants to talk to you
-somebody hopes you are safe
-somebody is thankful for the support you have provided
-somebody wants to hold your hand
-somebody hopes everything turns out all right
-somebody wants you to be happy
-somebody wants you to find him/her
-somebody is celebrating you
-somebody wants to give you a gift
-somebody thinks you ARE a gift
-somebody hopes you're not too cold, or too hot
-somebody wants to hug you
-somebody loves you
-somebody admires your strength
-somebody is thinking of you and smiling
-somebody wants to be your shoulder to cry on
-somebody wants to go out with you and have lots of fun
-somebody thinks the world of you
-somebody wants to protect you
-somebody would do anything for you
-somebody wants to be forgiven
-somebody is grateful for your forgiveness
-somebody wants to laugh with you
-somebody remembers you and wishes that you were there
-somebody is praising God for you
-somebody knows that your love is unconditional
-somebody values your advice
-somebody wants to tell you how much they care
-somebody wants to share their dreams with you
-somebody wants to hold you in their arms
-somebody wants YOU to hold them in your arms
-somebody treasures your spirit
-somebody wishes they could STOP time because of you
-somebody praises God for your friendship and love
-somebody loves you for who you are
-somebody loves the way you made them feel
-somebody wants you to know that they are there for you
-somebody's glad that you're his/her friend
-somebody wants to be your friend
-somebody wants to be with you
-somebody stayed up all night thinking about you
-somebody is alive because of you
-somebody is wishing that you noticed him/her
-somebody wants to get to know you better
-somebody wants to be near you
-somebody misses your advice/guidance
-somebody has faith in you
-somebody trusts you
-somebody needs you to send them this letter
-somebody needs your support
-somebody needs you to have faith in them
-somebody will cry when they read this
-somebody needs you to let them be your friend
-somebody hears a song that reminds them of you

When you came to this world you have been crying
and everyone around you was laughing and smiling.

Live your life in a way that, when you leave
you're the one smiling
and everyone around you is crying.

Selfishness and ego leads a long way -
love and care leads so much further...

Magie had to go, she was taken far too early and too fast.
With me she left a memory and a desire.
A desire to be cheerful, loving and caring.
And all that coming from the heart.

She was not one who was or needed to be in the centre of attention all the time,
she was one who was able to enjoy in silence.

She reminds me of a few things all at once:
To be authentic, to be myself and to follow my heart.
Not in selfishness, but in correlation with my surroundings.
Compromising is not a weakness.

Thank you Magie for this reminder,
the times and words we shared were more than enough to cast a void
by the time you left forever.

May you rest in peace.

Thank you that you have been here and thank you for opening your heart and show me your light.

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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i-,m deeply sad..ther-s nothing to understand,nothing to bring back,nothing to say,i just can stand with all my feelings in this moments...

but next to sadness i-m in a way happy i met this wonderful shiny person..

i lived as her neighbour 3 months in la gomera ,togehter with ronan.

thanks for this time ,her smile her dance her jokes.her love for hot choclate and tortilla every moment of daytime..for her bask fiery talent to fill space with magic....thanks for your sometimes really speaking too fast spanish ,so i could not understand...thanks i could learn together with you with our teacher thaitom first steps in poi..

i will always remember you...and there-s a place deep in my heart full of love for yours you gave to the world and live


so much pictures and moments just now come that we shared with others...

but now i send all my power and force to ronan and her family...our love i think of all her big family in berlin,galway,la gomera, pai,canada, spain, the world will be with you and them in her steps to another dimension in another world ..that we all will do one day

you showed us your beauty ,your flower, your love


live is agift, every moment is holy..

we will dance for you,play for you,laugh for you cry for you, pray for you

grouphug heart heart frown

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BansheeCatBRONZE Member
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was thinking maybe someone with technology could set up a web page where we could put the pics and video we have of her, some place her family could acess it? What do you think? I have a gazillion lovely photos of this beautiful radiant being , and thought maybe others would like to see them, particularly as a gift of memories for those closest to her to know how she impacted and inspired so many lives in her short time on this earth...

"God *was* my co-pilot, but then we crashed, and I had to eat him..."

Kyle McLeanBRONZE Member
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Location: Brisbane/Berlin, Australia

frown frown frown
She went to Yemen really happy I think. I feel so so lucky to have got to have spent lots of time with her in the last month. What energy!!

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This just now from GlitterTill:

- Meditation for Maddi:
Today, Friday, 6.7.: Friends of Maddi, that are spread all around the
world sit down to meditate at 14h GMT /16h (for Germany)

- Fireplaying for Maddi:
Thursday, 12.7.: We play fire to commemorate Maddi. Meetingpoint in
Berlin: 20h at the BLO (Anyas Atelier)


Contact without dance is like sex without wiggling.
A) it does feel as good
B) it does not look as good on film

newgabeSILVER Member
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Fireplaying for Magi.
Now I'm crying

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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Location: Land of the Yoddeling!

im so, so sorry!

i saw her the last time in bangkok. and i thought i will see her soon again!
in bangkok she gave me such a nice compliment which touched my heart! i was really hoping to see here and spin with her again!
i hope to see here again in some way...

@ronan: i hug you and send you all my good energy!

laughing like magie!


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Andrea I think it's a wonderful idea.

I checked and "" would be available. Unfortunately "" or "" or "" would be taken already.

If anyone is interested in joining a project like Andrea proposed, please let me know. I would be ready to register and perpetuate the domain - so to care for the financial side - but do have no time to care for set up, layout and maintenance (apart that I don't know how it works).

Also I do send my deepest hugs and support for Maddies family and you, Ronan. Every time I think about her, I do get chills and tears fill my eyes. Not easy to stay soft these days... hug

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ma'tinaBRONZE Member
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Location: somewhere..., Germany

to josh, andrea, gabe, firetom, ....etc.

could you possibly send me a pm with facts like where to go whom to numbers of anya and/or till...etc. as i am seriously thinking about coming to berlin on the 12 th to spin fire for maiuki as well....


@firetom: would be wonderful hug

- Ho Sa -
kisses & peace & love to beautiful madges
*rever le temps le prendre*

PeleBRONZE Member
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It's one of those things, isn't it, that we become calloused about because we hear about car bombings and attacks on the news all the time. Every day and eventually you turn it off, either in your own head or on the tele because it never really effects you or is near you...
that is until such needless, senseless tragedy touches you and makes it all so frighteningly real... and it just breaks my heart and makes me mad.

God speed sweet angel. Now you can be with everyone and everywhere you want. Your love will be an inspiration to many for a long time to come.

Healing wishes to all who knew and were touched by her.

frown hug

Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

jb510BRONZE Member
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Location: USA

Ah F.u.c.k.i.n H.e.l.l... as Maddie would say... It took me a while to find this thread... but thankful I final did.

This terrible senseless loss makes me miss all my Thailand fire spinning family so much. In my heart I've known I'd cross many of your paths again somewhere somehow, it never occurred to me something like this might make it impossible. Tom's right, and I think I lot of us already live this way, but every second of life is precious and we all need to make each precious second count.

Tom - Of course no problem using the photo

Andrea - I have the videos from Guys bar and I think a tribute website if a great idea. I'm headed from Nepal to Tibet in a few days where half the internet is filtered and blocked (flickr, my blog, wiki, god knows what else...) so I'm not the one try to do anything online for a while. Let me know though and I can find a way to get it (internet/CD in the mail) where ever it needs to go.

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Antti_EverythingGOLD Member
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The tribute website is a great idea indeed. I could host it and get the domain name for it but I don't have the skills to build a site where people can upload their pics and videos.

What we could do for now is use Flickr and Youtube for sharing these pics and videos and tag them with "Maiuki". I checked Youtube and there are no search results for Mauiki but plenty for Maddie. In Flickr it's the same except there's some pics already of her under Mauiki. So I added my 3 pics of her to my Flickr account aswell...
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Point your toes.

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Jon this is a great picture of her again...

Do we agree upon Andreas suggestion? We only would need a designer.


By the way: we will dedicate tonight's session of Bushfire in Munich to her.
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Location: here

hey guys hey antti!
thanks for your pics...they so lovely and like yesterday paris,ejc....
i just read her last pm of her to me with all her plans and of that meeting in berlin we had...
she called herself "the daddy bear"....whats a world without them ..empty..
last they-s i was just shocked and paralysed today tears come over me i waek up with her in my mind..
unbelievable..again and again.


ma'tinaBRONZE Member
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Location: somewhere..., Germany

btw: i have loads of pics of maddi, but dont have a flickr or youtube account....where to put them...on my gallery on hop!?!

(....i am working on a photocollage with pics of maddi....)

@josh: hey sweetie......somehow we have kindof same thoughts at the chocolate and best tortilla ever....martini-girls as well.....and i found a message of maddi on my answer machine (anrufbeantworter).....i am still shocked and cry most of the time....during bed.....during most of my actions....she is constantly in my thoughts....sometimes more...sometimes less, but there.....esp. all the gomera action memories....colacao....polveron.....our roof chats with martini and ping pong...our trip to paris in 2006, ireland, when she came to my place before and after thailand......this text on my ab-machine......etc.......

maddi: i ubblove hug and miss you guapa


take all care


- Ho Sa -
kisses & peace & love to beautiful madges
*rever le temps le prendre*

jb510BRONZE Member
15 posts
Location: USA

I've add Maiuki, and "Magie lvarez Calleja" "Maddi Alvarez Calleja" to all my Flickr photos.

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Location: here


hey tina..if you have time come up to berlin..i-m still here.
there are some people around staying being together with all this feelings for maddi...
it-s good to stay together..if it is able for you come and share hug

ma'tinaBRONZE Member
611 posts
Location: somewhere..., Germany

i will come to berlin on thursday 12th for sure cause here in frankfurt i am alone with my feelings for and memories of her....can you possibly send me a contact where to find you.....otherwise i will just contact anya (sistafirewire) and will try to go to her place i cant sleep, cant eat....just crying and feel as if i will get nuts or sth like that....i will come to berlin for sure...please stay there and hopefully see you on thursday.....

- Ho Sa -
kisses & peace & love to beautiful madges
*rever le temps le prendre*

Lambretta Fanatic
4,996 posts
Location: United Kingdom

Ask Mech about putting together a website, he has a ready to go system, all he would have to do is a little design work... some thing with a photo gallery etc, easily manageable online administration and so on.

I'd gladly offer my services, but I have no available free time right now, I'm working 11+ hour days right now.


"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

RonopotamusGOLD Member
412 posts
Location: Ireland, but floating around at the moment...


Poor beautiful Madgers.

I have just got back from Zarautz (Maddi's home town in Spain...I mean Basque country) where Maddi's "funeral" took place. She was cremated on Friday and I went with her family and mine on boats out into the bay and gave her ashe's to the sea.

Its been the hardest days of my life, staying at her house surrounded by her things, her family and friends, returning home to Ireland to be surrounded by her again.

My love to all of you out there that have been touched by her life and death, and for everyones beautiful words, photos etc.

Maddi's family and friends were also talking about putting a website together so lets keep in contact with them about that department.

hug to all

Eskerrikasko maitea Maddi ubblove muxu


Don't bolt your door with a boiled carrot...

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