And so a new journey begins

Chris

Over the 45 years or so that the Buddha taught, the central and most important point of his message was one of discipline, compassion and mindfulness- all elements intended to help ease suffering.

This is difficult to write and difficult for you to read. Chris loved all of you dearly and deeply. You are getting this message because of her love for you. You have been friend, family, confidant, colleague, and cherished.

Chris passed on January 1st, 2016. It is important to her that she shares a few thoughts with you.

As the cancer grew and consumed Chris’ physical form, she worked diligently at meditation, positive thinking, love, compassion and caring for others. Her most important goal was for you to know that she is going to be OK and she wants you to be OK also.

She asked that you let her go and wish her well as she passed peacefully without suffering. She wanted you all to be happy, and continue to lead positive and helping lives.

Chris will be with us- a part of our lives forever. Who we are at this moment has been shaped by our relationship with each other. We are all who we are because of everyone who shares our lives and experiences.

I do know that loving Chris has shaped me. I am a far better person because of her and all she has given me. We know that love is beyond the mind, beyond reason. I do know that loving Chris made my life worthwhile.

 

To lead a better life I need my love to be here…

Here, making each day of the year

Changing my life with the wave of her hand

Nobody can deny that there’s something there

There, running my hands through her hair

Both of us thinking how good it can be

Someone is speaking but she doesn’t know he’s there

I want her everywhere and if she’s beside me

I know I need never care

But to love her is to need her everywhere

Knowing that love is to share

Each one believing that love never dies

Watching her eyes and hoping I’m always there

I want her everywhere and if she’s beside me

I know I need never care

But to love her is to need her everywhere

Knowing that love is to share

Each one believing that love never dies

Watching her eyes and hoping I’m always there

I will be there and everywhere

Here, there and everywhere

 

Sunday, February 14th – 1PM to 3PM – 548 Dallas Road

Many people were inspired, mentored, loved, appreciated by Chris and touched by her heartfelt writing.

There will be a gathering for anyone who wants to, as a part of a community, say goodbye and share their stories of Chris . Chris would like people to laugh and hug and dance and listen to music and eat food.

You are welcome to join us on Sunday, February 14th from 1 to 3 at 548 Dallas Road (between South Turner and Menzies). Weather permitting, we will take a “walk” across the street to the beach to scatter some of Chris’ ashes.

Come together not to grieve but to celebrate.

I would appreciate a reply if you are planning to attend. It will be casual and spontaneous. Chris hated surprise parties.

 

In gratitude and deep appreciation

 

 

 

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