Friday, June 27, 2008

A too-brief update

Hello all,

I'm sending this message out on my newsletter group, which I haven't posted to since my manhood was getting unwelcome attention in Delhi, India, back in September, 2006. (You can find that story here:

I really apologize for not writing sooner, because so many important things have happened since then. I don't really have the bandwidth right now to summarize them, because I'm in a hospice center with lots of family as my mother dies from pancreatic cancer. Forgive me for not telling you sooner, if you think I should have.

I'll write more when I come up for air, but it's been an incredible and frustrating rollercoaster, followed soon thereafter by our current experience: a peaceful, moving, moshpit-of-love, where I can actually say that I wouldn't have it any other way. How did it go from being so painful to being so beautiful and serene? Here's a hint: the Buddha's Second Noble Truth: "The cause of suffering is clinging desire." More on that, I hope, later.

In the meantime, please read the blog that I created for Mom on January 1st, the day she was diagnosed with cancer. The latest entry, probably the best of the bunch, was written by my beautiful 15 year-old niece Brooke. You can find the blog, including some photos of my Mom and family, here:

Much love,