It is with the heaviest of hearts that I write a post this late evening. I am writing to honor a friend/co-worker who died all too soon. Here at the Inn …we are a family…all of us. Over the years you can see the same faces here…cleaning, gardening, mowing, repairing, building…it’s always the same faces because we love it here and we have created a home not just for the guests but for ourselves. It is also our place of refuge. To lose a member of our family… so young has devastated each and everyone of us here. Words are useless…prayers abound. I took a hike this evening…this gorgeous autumn like evening and was thinking about what a beautiful day my friend Jonathan was missing. When I came down the mountain at Overlook I took a walk down the Dharma path across from the monastery. The evening could not have been finer. I walked, I prayed and I wept for my friend, for his two young children and for our now broken family. Rest in peace dear Jonathan. We love you.