Last night I had a very intriguing and peculiar Dream. What I remember clearly:
For Eric D. on the 15th anniversary of his death. Rest in peace.
He was one of the finest of Esalen's teachers.
Much love and gratitude to his spirit.
Virtual Tour of Anne Frank House: http://news.aol.com/article/youtube-shows-video-of-anne-frank/700123?icid=main|main|dl1|link4|http%3A%2F%2Fnews.aol.com%2Farticle%2Fyoutube-shows-video-of-anne-frank%2F700123
AND: http://news.aol.com/article/youtube-shows-video-of-anne-frank/700123?icid=main|main|dl1|link4|http%3A%2F%2Fnews.aol.com%2Farticle%2Fyoutube-shows-video-of-anne-frank%2F700123 (see in entirety below)
This story about the Anne Frank footage popped up on my "AOL Welcome" page when I logged in this morning. After I read the article and looked the the rest of the YouTube videos linked to it, especially the haunting "virtual tour" of their home (hideout), I started to read the comments and then I started to get truly frightened:
After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Natalia Rae has passed away today.
I will always remember her as a light. As one who always supported the underdog. As a dear friend.
For those of you who knew her and loved her, there will be a ceremony for her at her home in Larkspur for the next couple of days. Chris Price has been organizing this and I am taking the liberty, with her permission, of reprinting her letter here:
From Chris Price:
i've just learned that Ronnie Haire, who has been on the Esalen Grounds crew for the past many years, took his own life today. wow. i am so saddened and surprised by this. prayers and love to ronnie and all the esalen family and others who were touched by his life. light a candle if you feel so moved.
a recent DANIEL BIANCHETTA photograph below:
'our own' John Callahan (left) and Ronnie Haire (right)
Above is a DANIEL BIANCHETTA photograph
It is with sadness that I have learned that Weems's beloved son, Wallace Westfeldt has died Friday morning in a snowboarding accident in Aspen. For all of us on iThou, it was clear how much love there was shared between father and son... how much common spirit and passion for life they both had. Our heart and love goes out to Weems and family during these very difficult times.
With abundant love, on behalf of the community,
From the Rocky Mountain News:
"Aspen native and snowboarder Wallace Westfeldt liked spinners, bonks and card tricks, according to one of his sponsors' Web sites.
He enjoyed powder days, sunny days, park days, big air, small air, winning - and New Zealand, according to another Web site.
My mother died at 1:20 PM today. I was present as were my daughter, sister and brother-in-law. We were guided by mom's nurse, Linda who I consider to be my Guardian Angel. Mom died with presence and dignity. She waited for my sister's arrival and died an hour later. This past ten days have been the most extraordinary of my life. I can not even say how I've changed and yet I know that life will never be the same.
We sat with mom for two additional hours awaiting the funeral home. As is our tradition, the body was not left alone. I am proud of my family and proud of my mother's life. She will be buried on Friday morning at 11 AM.
Namaste and gratitude for the support and love I have felt throughout this ordeal.