Until We Meet Again
August came in slowly and mundanely. After a full and eventful June and July, we foresaw a month of settling back into routine and a slow and peaceful pace of life. But that was not to be. In the early morning of August 13, we were wakened by the telephone with news of the death of Cameron’s father, Lyle Kirrane. May he rest in Peace.
Lyle Neville John Kirrane!
January 9, 1938 – August 13, 2018
“To the wisest, funniest, most generous man I’ve ever known.
You will be missed, Papa, until we meet again.” ~ Cameron Kirrane
So, August brought another nine-and-a-half hour drive to Durban, the third time this year, gathering with friends and family, and celebrating Lyle’s fully-lived life. A man of talent, integrity, authenticity and heart, he embraced his imperfections and passed on with no regrets. I (Leah) am honored to have met him, and to have married into his beautiful family.
September ushers in poignant memories of another loved one passed on. The 10th of September marks three years since the passing of Jason Pauls, husband, father, son and brother. Much like Lyle, Jason’s virtues outweighed his vices. He lived life on his terms, and let his adventurous spirit lead his day-to-day. We are grateful for all that he gave and continues to give, for he is the reason we can live like we do, following our dreams with freedom, purpose and inspiration. Jason is deeply missed, but never forgotten. Forever in our hearts and on our minds, until we meet again.
But this is no longer a time of mourning. No. September in South Africa brings Springtime! New growth and new opportunities:
I’ll be playing music at the Spirit of uBuntu Festival, Saturday September 22, 1:00-2:00 p.m. in Hoedspruit, Mpumalanga!
The festival will be held at the Nourish eco-village, “a non-profit organization, registered with the Department of Social Development in South Africa. Their focus is on growing resilient communities. They believe in fighting poaching by fighting poverty, and thus their projects are integrated, holistic, and sustainable.” Located near Kruger National Park, the proceeds of this year’s festival will go toward Rhino conservation.
We are looking forward to learning about this eco-village and how things are run and making connections with more like-minded people who share our values and vision.
We recognize that we cannot fulfil our mission in isolation. It’s imperative that we build connections with others of like-mind, to strengthen the energy of our thoughts and will. The spirit of rugged individualism and se