I add these thoughts, having just attended Nancy's Memorial service via Zoom. It reconnected for me all the memories of Nancy's vitality, creativity and joy. It was wonderful to see the images of her sculpture and art—though they only touched the surface of all she did. Nancy was artistically intuitive and Free. I was present as odd bits of metal came together in her hands to create the unexpected and beautiful.
Nancy's life was an evolution of Spirit. She struggled but always drove forward. I well recall traveling to Bloomington, Indiana to hear the Dalai Lama speak and the 1000 mile journey to Gampo Abbey at the very tip of Nova Scotia to visit the spiritual retreat of Pema Chödrön, whose writings she much admired.
Nancy's life touched many, many people along the way. Her grandchildren have all reached adulthood and I see the great influence her spirit and memory holds for them. That is perhaps her finest legacy.
Many loving thoughts of her, though our paths had parted. I know Nancy and John Hall are up there somewhere laughing and making mischief. To this I say: May the Blessings Be!