Events

  • Jun 23, 2020, 5:00 PM US/Eastern
    Volunteer Park South Lily Pond, Seattle, WA, USA
    His co-working colleagues from Office Nomads are planning to gather safely in his memory at Volunteer Park on Tuesday, June 23rd at 5 pm at the South Lily Pond in Volunteer Park (it's the one closest to the water tower).  They'll be there for 20-30 minutes if anyone wants to join us. We are asking everyone to please wear a mask. Folks can call Susan directly if they need help finding the location - 206-484-5859.
  • Jun 20, 2020, 11:00 AM US/Pacific
    Please join us in remembering Jonathan and celebrating his life. Jonathan's memorial will be held online via Zoom. Everyone is invited to attend.

    There will be a program led by Seattle Insight Meditation Society guiding teacher Tuere Sala from 11am - 12pm. We will open the Zoom call at 10:45am so everyone can have time to join the call, make sure their technology is working, and enjoy a slideshow of photos of Jonathan with music. After the program, we will also leave the Zoom call open for any who wish to stay and share stories or memories of Jonathan. Please feel free to attend wearing whatever you feel most comfortable in (Jonathan never enjoyed dressing up!).

    You can use this link to attend the memorial, using the password "jonathan": https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86711475315?pwd=SW1ucFJ2VG13QlU4Q3EvaXRMRUZmUT09

    This is the program for the service:

    Jonathan Mark’s Memorial Ceremony 
    June 20, 202011:00AM – 12:00PM Seattle, WA

    Opening Bell

    Welcome                      Tuere Sala, Officiant    
                    
    The Quiet Listeners by Laura Foley
    Go into the woods
    and tell your story
    to the trees.
    They are wise
    standing in their folds of silence
    among white crystals of rock
    and dying limbs.
    And they have time.
    Time for the swaying of leaves,
    the floating down,
    the dust.
    They have time for gathering
    and holding the earth about their feet.
    Do this.
    It is something I have learned.
    How they will bend down to you
    so softly.
    They will bend down to you
    and listen.

    Celebration of Life (Eulogy)
        
    Ian Lance Taylor
    Holly Davis Borrero
    Irene Marie Sakson

     "The Way It Is" by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer. 
    Over and over we break
    open, we break and
    we break and we open.
    For a while, we try to fix
    the vessel—as if
    to be broken is bad.
    As if with glue and tape
    and a steady hand we
    might bring things to perfect
    again. As if they were ever
    perfect. As if to be broken is not
    also perfect. As if to be open
    is not the path toward joy.

    The vase that’s been shattered
    and cracked will never
    hold water. Eventually
    it will leak. And at some
    point, perhaps, we decide
    that we’re done with picking
    our flowers anyway, and no
    longer need a place to contain them
    We watch them grow just
    as wildflowers do—unfenced,
    unmanaged, blossoming only
    when they’re ready—and mygod,
    how beautiful they are amidst
    the mounting pile of shards.
           
    Ritual of Impermanence

    All things are impermanent
    They arise and pass away
    To be one with this truth
    Brings happiness

    Saying Good-Bye

    We will now all say good-bye to Jonathan.  When you hear your name called, simply say “Good-bye Jonathan”.

    Lovingkindness Chant
    May you be filled with Lovingkindness
    May you be well
    May you be peaceful and at ease
    May you be happy

    Closing Bell* 

    *This Zoom Call will remain open for anyone wishing to stay and share stories or memories of Jonathan
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