Thoughts & Well Wishes

gail speckmann | Feb 20, 2020

For Michael...the poem that I read at his service on Saturday, February 15  (The photo that I've attached is one that I painted of Michael (tiitled "Speaking Words of Healing") as he spoke about his healing journey. (The video is on Michael's CaringBridge journal entry "Milestones and Mountain Tops" dated February 12, 2016).  I like to envision that he was still speaking words of healing to us in our hearts as we shared together at his celebration of living and dying gathering).

River path


Rounding a bend,

a turn, and a bend—

This flowing path

Seems without end.


Within the waters

And at its banks

All forms of life

Give praise and thanks


The stone becomes stick,

And the stick becomes bone.

All life progresses;

We are never alone.


The broad blue sky is

Our sheltering dome,

The river, our journey,

As we make our way home.

Maria kaefer | Jan 30, 2020
Do you or Michael, Jenny and family, I am sending you my deepest intentions for ease love and accompaniment during this journey that you are all taking. I have you daily in my prayers and feel connected to you. Michael thank you for all the love that you have shown me, I will always treasure that
Maria kaefer | Jan 14, 2020
Dearest Michael
i am singing you into this  Journey with love and presence. I love you I’m grateful to have known you in this lifetime and to be inspired by you. I’m so grateful  that you invited me in to experience the healing power of stories, all of our stories, and your own story. My life has been changed because I know you. May your journey be full of ease and knowing that you have lived your life so well and affected so many of us in such a healing and profound and loving  way. Goodbye my friend.
Maria (kaefer)