It's taken me a few days to wrap my head around this tremendous loss. First, many blessings to his loved ones and to all whom were deeply touched by his public service & generous spirit.
Gary wore many hats throughout his life, but all lead him down the path of service to others. I was fortunate to have him as an instructor at the Ashland Institute of Massage in 2006 and a mentor thereafter. His dry wit & no-bs attitude hooked me in immediately (along with yelling "Fascia!" at various moments). He taught me how to study in a way that I wish I had known as a child! Alas, the more I got to know Gary, I was deeply touched by his unending kindness, integrity, and unrelenting drive for truth. I'm aware of the adversity he faced over the last few years and yet he soldiered on. He was a warrior for justice & peace, through & through.
I would not be the practitioner I am today without Gary's gifted insight and impact. I'm not surprised that Gary affected so many people during his brief time on Earth. May his work continue to nurture future generations and foster healthy relationships with one other.
I'm not ready to say goodbye, so I'll just say "See you soon!" Rest easy, dear friend.