July 29, 2008
To that which lies beyond.
As promised prior to my departure last week, here are a couple of soothing views that accompanied me home from Seattle to Friday Harbor at day’s end yesterday. If ever there were proof of heaven on Earth, perhaps this is it. Or at least, the gateway to it. I sit here in my studio and am back in paradise, for sure.
I followed this light homeward, to joy. A pal of mine from years ago, about my age and one of the kindest and most creative people I’ve ever met, just followed it to… someplace else. Awaiting me when I arrived home last night was a devastatingly sad email, telling me of a mutual friend’s sudden death a few days ago from a brain aneurysm. He leaves a wife who adored him, a three year old who will never know the utter joy of his Dad’s utter joy, and no doubt, many amazing ideas and projects that his gifted spirit has left permanently unfinished. Goodbye Niko, and may the light be as beautiful as you.