I was glad you and I had the chance to talk about technical things, email our opinion (good or indifferent) and share in our fire for life! Everytime I see your picture, I get a little lump in my throat and my eyes become unfocused. I'm glad we had a simple friendship and I have those fond memories of a friend "across the pond". Your passing still gets to me but I know you were one with the beloved mountain we all cling to. See you on the other side, my friend!
A deep darkness buries
A love that’s lost;
A gospel not sung;
A stream that trickles instead of gushes;
We disappear into the black.
Staring into a chasm
The black becomes darker;
A black so dark
Brightness is created within;
Darker still, the blackness shimmers
With one thousand specks of perfect light.
Absorbing the sequins of radiance
They grow and multiply;
Reaching one another to join in explosion;
A marriage of opposites:
Anguish and Ecstasy
Sadness and joy
Suffering and hope
Bitterness and compassion
A perfect circle of light is created;
All things wrong return to right.