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You are here: Home Resources Memories of Stan From our friends at The School of Lost Borders

From our friends at The School of Lost Borders

Hearing about Stan's death has shaken all of us. Word had drifted in to the School even before your beautiful letter, and we all feel the sadness, the loss, as well as the memories of our elder who stood so big, yet so touchable a presence in our lives. It is always so shocking to hear about someone who we felt so close and easy with, so respectful of, and who was such a big and generous presence, suddenly gone.

Hearing about Stan's death has shaken all of us.  Word had drifted in to the School even before your beautiful letter, and we all feel the sadness, the loss, as well as the memories of our elder who stood so big, yet so touchable a presence in our lives.  It is always so shocking to hear about someone who we felt so close and easy with, so respectful of, and who was such a big and generous presence, suddenly gone.  At least in any way that we can physically touch again, smile with, learn from in his beautiful presence.  He leaves a very big memory imprint behind, and always a place in our hearts.

What we can all celebrate with him is that his death sounds like it was quick and easy.  And more ... that he had done so much over these last years to hand his dream, his legacy in the rites of passage world, and the lives of so many young people and old alike, to some truly fine people to carry on.  He was able to be there to support and mentor the transfer, which no doubt meant a great deal to him.

The world so desperately needs models of what a true Elder looks and feels like.  He didn't shy away from actively taking his place in this way ... leading with laughter, authenticity, generosity, heart-full wisdom, bottomless curiosity, creative genius, and love that could be felt and touched in each bear hug he shared without hesitation.  He had a gentle passion about him that made it such a joy to greet him.

We can only imagine the very intimate pain and loss his absence must be for his wife Carol, his children, his precious grandchildren, and all of you at Journeys. We want you all to know that we also mourn his loss, and equally celebrate his life, changed and influenced by the many gifts he has brought to us individually, as well as to the rites of passage movement.

with our love and gratitude ....    Meredith, Joseph, John, Nancy, Scott, Emerald, Gigi, Ruth, Win, Sara, Betsy, Larry, Maddisen, Silvia, Chris and Will

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