Copywrite Renee Locks, Brush Dance
I am writing this from Telford Buddhist Priory which is in the middle of England. Rev. Saido is the monk in residence. I have been here a week and among other things I’ve been transferring electronic files from ‘Betty Four’ to ‘Betty Five’. I named my first laptop Betty and each successive upgrade since then has been Betty. This one is Betty Five. Everything has been transferred, not as perfectly organized as I would wish, however nothing ever is.
I used the above text in a talk at my brothers Memorial Ceremony. My brothers song was unique (as is the case for all of us) and not an easy one to sing. His life deeply impacted mine and lead me, eventually, in the direction of becoming a monastic. I will remember him with affection and continue to sing my song in gratitude for his life.