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, along with all my India 2006 newsletters and photos 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,