Saturday, January 05, 2008
Yesterday my partner's father died at age 87. Ray was an artist, an actor, a writer, a director, a drama therapist who worked with prison inmates -- and a good, loving, man who often made his many friends laugh. We will miss him.
UPDATE: I am overwhelmed by the many condolences commenters have left here. We, the family, are most grateful.
Ray was proudly culturally Jewish and an atheist by conviction, so he might have found the words of many of you odd, to say the least. I can only say, for myself, that I cleave to a hope that death carries us all to a state of being in which all the divisions we cling to seem merely amusing, all hurts are washed away, and we both thrive and rest in Infinite Joy. Seems possible.
YET ANOTHER UPDATE: Ray's obituary from the Martha's Vineyard Gazette.