The Memorial Service
Photo by Camille
The Style Crone’s ‘thank you’ on Nelson’s Memorial Service program goes out to my readers and commenters who have been overwhelmingly supportive during this time of loss:
This tribute in the sacred space of dance is an offering of love to Nelson, my beloved life partner. We planned most of this program together and today is a manifestation of his thoughts and desires. His extraordinarily deep effect on my life will always remain in my heart as I carry his legacy forward. Courage, strength, resilience, persistence, determination, loyalty, generosity, empathy, acceptance, curiosity, kindness, inspiration, grace, humor, dignity of heart and magic have been a part of my life for over 32 years. I was fortunate to live with these qualities and his ability to appreciate a great outfit as we navigated the waters of life together with mutual devotion over the decades. As a parent he provided profound love, consistency, integrity, fun, fairness and thoughtful limits which will be passed on for generations. Today we celebrate and honor a gentle individualist with a powerful presence, sharp intellect and dazzling smile, and acknowledge the magnificent gifts that he gave to those who crossed his path during his significant life.
I was planning to make a list to express appreciation for each and every one of you for your valued contributions to Nelson’s memorial service, but the list became so long that pages would have been added to the program. I would like to thank all who played a part in this tribute and to all who added so richly to his well lived life. I will be forever grateful for your gifts and offerings, your kind and comforting words and loving thoughts. Nelson’s inspirational spirit lives on in all who were touched by his light.