Memorial for my Father


spacer-25Quaker services are all about the moment. We meet in silence and members speak when they feel moved.   We held a memorial service for my father at our summer Meetinghouse in Maidencreek, Pennsylvania this last weekend. It’s a one-room unheated, simple stone building surrounded by trees.   Gathered in the comfortable silence generated by Friends, I shared the awe and inspiration I felt from my father, so beloved by many. He managed to turn the trauma of being in the tenches in WWII into a personal inquiry into creating both inner and outer peace.   An earlier post on his life here:   Here’s a slide show commemorating him:   Father's Memorial spacer-25 No altar, no icons. One simple room dedicated to being present.     Putting to Rest spacer-25 Preparing to bury my parents’ ashes    

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