Caveat: Please forgive any typos as I am texting this on my phone. Angela, please forgive me for not being there in person to celebrate the memory of Hugh's life. My grandfather has crushed the L3 vertebrae in his back and we are all getting care takers and details worked out.
I met Hugh at a commercial real estate conference around the time Pam was close to passing. Soon after meeting, I remember meditating with him outside by a river and doing energy work with him to help ease his mounting grief. Everything was so green and lush that day, as we listened to the water and wind play a natural melody, echoes of memories came of us doing this in past lives. Our friendship flowed easily, I loved his directness and quirky keen sense of humor. I was practicing real estate law and we started working together on a regular basis. The work flow he provided in the beginning was a blessing as I had moved from 6 years in the securities industry and just started my law practice.
When Pam passed, I remember Hugh shaving his head and telling me that he would be married as soon as it grew out. I have to admit I was a bit skeptical about this idea and I asked him, what about finding the right person"? What about finding a soulmate"? He laughed and said, there is no one right person, you can have an amazing and loving journey with anyone of your soulmates, you have lots of different kinds of soulmates you know". I took these ideas and mulled them over for sometime and many times too.
It was not long before he called me and said , "he met the woman he was going to marry". He said they met at a party and she picked him. Just FYI to the reader at this point, his hair was almost to the point where he could part it again. My human reaction was, gee that is fast and how do you know? He said, "I just know". Well between a few more weeks of business calls, I received another call from Hugh, he said, "are free next week to go to the courthouse"? I was a bit alarmed and told Hugh, "you know you wont see me in court unless I am being prosecuted, because I am strictly a transactional attorney, right"? He said, "how about for a wedding" ? Oh well, I replied, "now that is an entirely different matter, I will be there"!
I was nervous for both Angela and Hugh on my way to their wedding but the moment I saw them together I could see the energy between them connecting and intertwining They were good for each other in so many ways and the relationship bloomed and grew and proved to be ten years true. I am very grateful to both Hugh and Angela for all the memories, being part of the beginning of their journey into love and watching it expand over the years. I will miss Hugh's sound advice, humor, encouragement and off color jokes.
Much love to you Angela, I hope you find comfort in Hugh always being a part of you and residing in your heart and soul.