March 30, 1941 – February 16, 2017
Our friend Richard passed peacefully into his eternal rest in the early morning. He had been in treatment for lymphoma since March, 2016. He had the eye of an artist, the mind of an historian and the tender open heart of a philanthropist.
In his collection of books, photographs, photographic albums and historic ephemera was found this improvised consecutive discourse prompted by spirit guides by Emma Hardinge Britten (1823-1899) an early founder of the Modern Spiritualist Movement:
“A drop from the infinite ocean, a ray from the infinite light,
One thought from God eternal, one impulse of his love and might,
Held by the love of the Father in His circling arm’s embrace,
One grain of sand on the wide-spread land, is a soul in this human race.
It cannot fall from his being, it never can die from sight,
For His soul is ever in it, and eternity is His light.”