Clockwise, from top left: Greg Humphries, Lamar Hawkins,
Arthur Nissman, Henry Smith,
As if global chaos, murder and heartbreak werenât enough, all the while seeping into our bucolic little village and casting a pall over many of us, the recent passing of some of our iconic Topanga friends and family have brought a melancholy shadow closer to home.
Most of those who are now gone from our sight, lived out the full days of their lives, for which we are grateful, but it doesnât mollify the sadness we bear at their loss. We, who are left behind may dwell in our memories that often bring comfort, but as sweet as they can be and even though they may bring laughter, our sense of loss and the tears they bring are ours to bear. As we carry that burden, it is also ours to pray for their souls and acknowledge the blessings they brought to our lives while they were with us.
In community, together in the spirit that is Topanga, we can find comfort and rise in our given time to dwell in the universal spirit of love and overcome the dark adversity that afflicts us â and the world â now.