Holy smokes, that's uplifting as heck. Thanks for laying that down for us all.
"For My Husband
Douglas Leo Buchanan 19 May 1947~7 February 2012
August 7, 2013
In the days of war, he spoke for peace
In the days of servility, he spoke for free Humankind
In the days of slavery, he spoke against wars and taxation.
In the days of shadows, he stood as a Light.
In those days of Doug Buchanan, he made us think.
In those days of Doug Buchanan, he made us smile.
In those days of Doug Buchanan, he made us see ourselves.
In those days of Doug Buchanan, we played some Very Good Games.
In these days when corruption is mundane
In these days when money is held higher than Love,
In these days when Life is held cheap,
And we forget we are all souls
Here to learn Great Lessons together
Lovingly provided by our very own
Most Worthy Headmaster,
Who shows us the Miracles of Love made Manifest,
I was blessed to be the Wife of Douglas Leo Buchanan.
He talked to Headmaster often,
I told him I was sure he was an A+ student,
And no doubt an Instructor as well.
Teaching Souls by his example of Honor.
In days when he had great courage
In days when he asked the hard questions
In days when he sometimes felt he stood alone
With only the Headmaster behind him.
He found me, and he came to claim me.
And we chose each other, following our hearts.
We lifted each other from behind old walls,
We resolved some of each other’s contradictions
We helped each other peel off old labels
We played in the Beauty of our Love.
We played beautiful Games of Magnificent Wonder
We celebrated our Love as Living Beings
We celebrated this Earth and Her Nurturing
And gave Thanks daily for the Wonder of our Love,
For the Beauty and Brightness of our Love.
We taught each other much about Manifesting
We gave each other Great Happiness
We gave each other our Deepest Trust
We sang our own Song in harmony with the One Verse.
In those days when Douglas Leo Buchanan walked this Earth
In those days when he taught the moral meaning of Anarchy —
That each Individual is responsible for our own Spirit, our own Life.
And I taught the logical and practical algorithm of Love
Each Individual Manifests Most effectively from Love.
And we agreed that G*d, our Headmaster, was Love
And therefor the most effective Creator of All.
And those who knew less of Headmaster’s logic,
Simply had not asked enough questions.
Just as we had more questions to ask,
More ranges to cross.
In the days when our Spirits had met
And our bodies followed our hearts.
In the Days of Douglas Leo Buchanan.
I was honored he chose me to be his adventure partner.
He was well loved in his own time.
I am blessed beyond words. Thank you my HM.
Kind of a "…Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. "Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.… moment.
Thank you Couchmaster,
I did not mean for it to sound that way, I just wanted to give honor to my husband. But as I read it today, yes, he was one of those warriors who became a peace-maker, a peace teacher.
Our country needed (needs) more honest folks with deep personal integrity like Doug. Thanks for the view. Wonder what Doug would say about this link wherein the National Park Service is claiming ownership over everything a great "volunteer" does, says or thinks: nevermind, I already know. LOL!!!!
Doug was an exceptionally honorable and good man. Yes, we need more of them.
I have been writing a bit about our marriage over on another forum where I hang out sometimes, about what I learned from and with Doug. We were so blessed to have a marriage where Doug got me over being afraid of heights after The Fall :) and we helped each other get past other things as well.
What was most neat, is that it was all on so many levels of awareness. And I heard the Tribe saying these same things about their relationships with Doug -- helping each other past hurdles, to resolve contradictions, to go exploring and find out Who One Might Become, when they spoke at Doug's Life celebration in Fairbanks last year. Some marvelous men. Doug talked about them a lot.
So, about Doug Buchanan
He made a difference in the thinking of many.
He taught us new ways to look at old situations.
He left Earth better than he found it in many ways, and he left us thinking more clearly than if he had not had the patience to explain some esoteric components of epistemology to some of us for the third time.
Humankind is better, in the balance of all things, for Doug having been on this Earth. For all else good and loving that he may have done, he taught much on the Logic of Peace. (Which I, for one, would like to see soon. We have better things to do, better adventures, greater explorations. I mean, speaking of adventures, would you rather have a war, or a space colony? Just sayin')
The World is a Better Place for Doug having been here. I like being able to say that with absolute certainty. It was a Very Good Game ... It is a Very Good game.
We carry on, laughing most robustly sometimes, and sometimes just giggling.
Thank you again for your very kind comments.
Thank you Climb2ski,
When you climb Denali again, be free.
We all need each other, sure, in many ways, but we don't need thugs with guns threatening us if we don't give them money. Isn't that called armed robbery?
I have hiked and adventured in a lot of peaceful countries where all one needs to do to climb or explore is to but on one's boots. Governments get in the way so much. Not to mention all the wars and more nasty things they do.
What humans have been trained not to recognize is that peace and government are antithetical. Freedom for climbers, and cages for politicians.
Sounds good to me.
For sure, this day, go do something individually unique, beautiful, and Free.
Peace (instead of government)