Today is November 17th when a community of your friends will gather. If tears could bring you back, you'd be welcomed into the arms of a chorus of people who love you. I've been moved by stories of how tenderly you cared for people in their times of need.
Oh Richard, I miss you so much. You were amazing; you were an artist in many domains: as a physician/healer, as a lover of color and paintings, and as a participant in the mysteries of life and love. What you dealt with over the last few years was a remarkable and a rare feat. You faced and reconciled a lifetime of challenges, emerging with a lightness and love. You walked the talk – you lived life completely in tune with your true nature of curiosity, generosity, creativity; a desire to learn, and being connected to your artistic soul, your friends, and your family.
I am grateful for what you taught me by example and for the enduring love that we shared.... Today I will be with many others who love you as well, so we can share that sense of peace, beauty and hope that you lived.
And surrounding it all is Love.