Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I Always Thought That I'd See You Again

My vacation was perfect and amazing and wonderful and I'll tell you all about it tomorrow.

Today, I'm too heartsick, and I will be for awhile, because we learned that we lost a dear, dear friend while we were away. Leo was a true original, and the most genuine caring soul I have ever met. He was wise, he was kind, he was fierce and fun, and he was there for everyone, especially those who didn't have anyone else. He's single-handedly responsible for repairing many a person's broken sense of self, and beyond that his joy in life was total and infectious. He was the stone dropped in the center of the pond, and we were all the lucky ripples receiving his loving energy. A lot of people talk the talk of peace and acceptance, but he walked the walk, in his Converse All-Stars, waving a bundle of burning sage.

It'll be a long, long time before his loss will sink in, and there is much tribute to be paid. But for now, I will just take this opportunity to remind everyone how short life is, how easy it is to take a person for granted, and how, if you were lucky enough to know this man, was a shining example of how to do it right.

Oh Elder Leo, you will be missed more than you can possibly imagine.


  1. D. I am so sorry. How blessed you were to have someone like that in your life, even for a short time. And how blessed he was to have you as his friend.

  2. I'm so very sorry for your loss dear. He sounds like an amazing man.

  3. Oh my goodness! I knew Leo too! I used to work with him at the theater. I'm sorry to hear it! He was a sweet man.