Sunday, December 27, 2009
Late yesterday afternoon I found out that my very dear and much loved friend Glenn died a few days before Christmas. He was only 47 - would have been 48 this coming Monday, Dec. 28. He was a musician and artist who walked a very difficult path with alcohol. I so hoped he would be able to find his way on to a better, more self-nurturing path. He didn't drive, because of that.... I understand that he crashed on his bicycle and had a head injury, and died as a result of the head injury and the complications of alcoholism and renal failure.
Alcohol is such a seductive downward spiral for some.... It saddens me so much to see how many good-hearted and talented people find themselves unable to let go of that demon. And it is such a wonderful miracle when I see those who do come to a fork in the road that they can navigate, and find their way onto a better path.
This is my song for Glenn.... it says "it's time to crash and burn or fly." It appears that he did crash and burn, and now he is flying. Fly on into the Light, my friend.
"Blessed the traveler who journeys the length of the Light." ~Unknown
"We are travelers in a cosmic journey - star dust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. But the expressions of life are ephemeral, momentary, transient. Buddha once said "This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky." We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment, but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share with caring, light heartedness and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will have been worthwhile." ~Deepak Chopra