I know a man, currently near Issaquah WA, who, as Bucky Fuller encouraged us to view our lives and issues, is truly a soul of the universe – Milky Way galaxy – Solar system – Earth. He and his wife have been true and faithful friends and colleagues to my wife and me since 1984. We have been for each other sounding boards and fresh wells for ideas and techniques dealing with family, friends, progressive education, humanistic inclusive politics and productive life.
Got a friend in Anacortes who was central to helping me to be successful in Bali, especially after the terrorist bombing in October 12, 2002. He plays a mean saxophone and he and his wife helped me write a rock opera that was central to healing the community after the attack.
This story begins with a set of 24 Butterflies, given as gifts in memory of Eugene Bernard Nelson, a great man of music who at 96 years old got on the Boat for his journey out of this life and beyond the Veil. His life was truly a great example of giving and service to others through his passion of music and singing. His love and his soul's calling of teaching music touched hundreds of lives, and through those he touched reached out to many more, continuing on into the generations. I love you Papa. Thank you for your music and your stories of the road. I thank you for the freedom when it came my time to go. I thank you for your kindness, and the times that you got tough. And Papa, I don't think I said I love you near enough. Fly free, Papa! Now you can continue to touch the heart of the world through all of these Butterflies. Love, Laurie.
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