Oct 05 2009

Poetry Chaikhana on hold so I can be with my mother

Published by at 6:44 pm under Ivan's Story,Poetry Chaikhana Misc.

Earlier today I received word that my mother has slipped into a coma and she is expected to pass within a few days. I’m traveling to Los Angeles to be with her right now.

So, naturally, the Poetry Chaikhana will be on hold for a couple weeks or so.

Blessings and love to you all.

A note posted to my Facebook page–

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the light because the dawn has come. – Rabindranath Tagore

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Poetry Chaikhana on hold so I can be with my mother”

  1. manpreet kauron 05 Oct 2009 at 11:15 pm


    Dear Ivan

    It is so good of you to be there when her “dawn” has come. i wish you courage and trust.
    All of you will stay in my prayer.

  2. Marti Alstonon 06 Oct 2009 at 8:34 am

    I am so sorry about your mother, Ivan. But I suspect she will know you are there – and that is blessing for you both.

  3. Tom Mineton 06 Oct 2009 at 7:25 pm

    I know this is a difficult time, but also a time when there is great beauty. My wife passed as the result of a brain tumor three years ago. Though there was much sadness and loss, there was also wonder. A truly thin place. Afterwards I printed up and passed out the Tagore quote above to all visitors. Courage and blessings.

    Tom Minet

  4. Elizabethon 07 Oct 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Wishing the best for you and your family and sending thoughts and prayers.

  5. Shernazon 07 Oct 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Sending prayers of faith and courage for you and your family in this difficult time.

  6. Barbara Smith Stoffon 20 Oct 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Dear Ivan,
    Your mom knows you are there…it is with our thoughts that we build temples for those we love. Some time, when you are able, you might want to look up a book called “The Bridge Over The River:Communications from the Life After Death of a Young Artist Who Died in World War I”…Translated from the German by Joseph Wetzl. Only published in 1974.
    Take care,

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