Mark was an angel on earth. A star traveler who landed on earth. He is happy in heaven among his treasured stars. His compassion and kindness, his mastery of so much on this earthly plane is not easily forgotten. His propensity to love what is pure, innocent, and without guile was rare. Empathy and compassion, and a reverence for all life...was the hallmark of his great soul I am happy and grateful to have been part of his life and to have understood and witnessed these qualities in a human being. Mark loved the writings of Carlos Castaneda and below is an excerpt fro his book, Journey to Ixtlan:
...And I will leave. But the birds will stay, singing; and my garden will stay, with its green tree, with its water well.
Many afternoons the skies will be blue and placid, and the bells in the belfry will chime, as they are chiming this very afternoon.
The people who have loved me will pass away, and the town will burst anew every year.
But my spirit will always wander nostalgic in the same recondite corner of my flowery garden.
Mark, I will always love you and will see you on the "other side".