Sunday, February 20, 2011

~In memory of a friend~

This is one blog I never wanted to write - Today I learned that a man I cared deeply for has passed away.  We never met in person, but Richard and I knew each other for quite a few years via various online venues and via the us mail and email..he was a virtual friend but so much more than that....he was a kindred spirit~
 We shared the same philosophy, loved the outdoors, camping and hiking and photography...and we had similar dreams for the future.  Richard was a very special person...and I will miss him--I had always hoped to meet him --  now I wont get that chance--life is just too short. Don't let this happen to you, if there is someone you have been putting off seeing, Do it asap-

May 27, 1945 - Feb 15, 2011

This is an exert from Richard's last Blog Post....he had a wonderful way with words as you will see-

 "I Really Wonder About Myself"-
By Richard Huff Jan 23, 2011

"...I am also attracted to learning. I believe that the “original sin” is ignorance, and from that springs everything that can not be defined as Love, Happiness, and Contentment. So learning about anything and everything is an addiction for me. I don't want or need to be an expert on any topic, but I do want to understand enough to be able to move on to the next thing.

Abstract concepts that are way beyond my current ability to grasp (Stan Tenen's Meru Project for example) are fascinating
to me, and I return to them frequently, but never stay long. I enjoy the idea that “all limitations are self-imposed”, and I skip
merrily along my way with a totally open mind."

~Richard, I'll meet you when I get to the Rainbow Bridge ~ until then you will be missed my friend~ Peace


  1. Sorry to hear of the passing of your friend. Me Mither always says, do everything you can while you can!

  2. Sad indeed... but you can take away the solice that he certainly knew what he wanted out of life... and in that very short extract certainly seemed to get exactly what he wanted... no less no more

    We will all be happy to follow the same virtues!


  3. I am very sorry to read of the loss of your friend Dixxe, I'm sure your friendship meant a great deal to him. I was very struck by his words 'I believe that the “original sin” is ignorance' So profound!

    It is a source of surprise and delight to me that we can become so close to the like-minded people we 'meet' in blogland.

  4. A sad post; and a fine tribute to a good friend.

  5. Sorry to hear :(
    And you are right. One shouldn't put certain things on hold :(
    May he rest in peace....

  6. It's so hard to lose a friend. At least they leave us with such wonderful memories. And you are so right about not putting things off.

  7. I'm so very sorry that this special friend has left so soon.

  8. Please accept my condolences on the loss of your friend. My goodness, he was too young to be taken from you. I hope we all learn a little lesson here, and I hope you can hold on tightly to your sweet memories as you work through this loss. ~karen

  9. How sad.We have to take whatever we learn from our friends & pass on the teaching just as you just did,thank-you for sharing memories of things he`s said,phylliso

  10. I'm so sorry about the loss of your friend. What a shame you never got to meet him in person.

  11. So sorry to hear of the passing of your friend. A lovely tribute. We do seem to put things on hold thinking well, tomorrow I'll do that. I agree with Cicero's mum, we should do things while we can.


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