10 May 1948 – 14 September 1998
Subject: Re: Hazel: it is over.
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 08:45:54 +1000

Dear Rob, Josh and Zoë,
Hazel will always be a lovely lady lying in peace.

There seems to have been a beautiful spiritual radiance to her last hours with you. It is immensely sad to lose her. I weep and feel deeply for you in your in grief.

With love


A poem

I will not die an unlived life.
I will not go in fear
    of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
    to allow by living to open me,
To make me less afraid,
More accessible,
To loosen my heart
    until it becomes a wing,
    a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance
To live
So that which came to me as seed
    goes to the next as blossom,
    and that which came to me as blossom,
    goes on as fruit.

— Dawna Markova

Pera was a friend of Hazel’s and an old friend of mine. She is a godmother of the children's.

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