You sat in the middle of the room. Surrounded by people. A guru to us all. Many considered you a dear friend. Wrapped in your blanket on this sunny day. There were too many. I stood outside. I felt something was wrong. Only got to touch your shoulder as you sat there princess like. All the fuss going on a round you for your 70th. It was a Saturday.
Later when all the cake had gone a handful stood around.
You got up from your room. The birds were calling you, you said.
And then you were gone. I heard the news on Monday. There would be no class, no follow on. No weekly gathering. Everything had changed. You were the glue to the whole gathering of a week ago. And now the glue was gone.
I danced with the bears when they scattered you in Tokai.
I thank you for shining the light.
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti