Trisha... RB will miss you

When I first joined RB I started to meet and make friends as most of us do. One person stood out as we became close, as we bonded on a level that few people do. Trisha (known as Pagly) and I connected in a way that was good for both of our souls. She believed in goodness and put her energy into selfless acts, living her beliefs as she gave unceasing to others. Professionally, she used her skills in the field of psychology to help her fellow human beings. She put her money into building an orphanage in a third world country as she had such a great heart for children in need. She was an accomplished concert pianist who gave her time and talent for charity. Trisha lived her life in a pro active way… not from the side lines. She lived her love.

Trisha had a very special place she would go to; there she would reflect, to ponder and meditate on things of importance, to find calmness and peace. This place was a garden in her backyard. There she had two benches, simply known as bench-1 and bench-2. Trisha had but one rule in her garden sanctuary, there were to be no words spoken out loud – period! In our friendship, there were many times she envisioned me sitting on the second bench. In my thoughts I spent many times sitting on bench-2, relishing the time with a kindred spirit.

I had written a poem sometime ago entitled, My Spirits Bench, where I attempted to describe the specialness of our friendship in a way I knew Trisha would understand, and agree with. It is so special to me… I hope all can now understand this writing in light of knowing its origin.

My Spirits Bench

Trisha, I will miss you. You will not be forgotten. Our spirits will meet… you on bench-1, I on bench-2.

Rog

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