Josie Jones had an effect on people. She wasnít trying to have an effect on them, it just sort of happened because of who she naturally was. You didnít need to spend very long in her company to be affected. There were her many, many traits; among them razor-sharp wit, flawless style, deep compassion, and generosity of spirit. She was charismatic, funny, interesting, and always slightly surreal. I cannot say that I knew her the best, or the longest, and I can only guess at the size of the loss those who did must be feeling. All I can say is that the world seemed better after I discovered Josie was in it. Significantly better. We donít meet too many people like that in a lifetime. People who cut straight through the bullshit, with love.