Happy Birthday, Roy

45 years and 30 minutes ago, the love of my life emerged into the world. He was a glorious kind and loving emergent consciousness embodying a big and strong complex system, amidst and sometimes the hub of a beautiful web of other Earth inhabitants. The dynamic “order” spun by his life force had resiliently resisted Entropy, appearing as accidents and societal harms and the delicate balance of the big medicine of our coping mechanisms having costs for using them, for decades and decades more, but Entropy had its way with him in the end, as it does with us all. This world has been forever and ever changed by his presence in it. He is at ease to phase back into Undifferentiated Oneness with the Everything.

Photo: his older brother Colin holds baby Roy