I was working on something different for this show, an episode in
which we might look at decoding Dan Brown and his writings.
But on Tuesday, July 21st, One of my very best friends wrote a new
chapter into my life, and opened my eyes to see far more than I
intended to ever see.
For all that I'd been through, this was the first time that I'd
been with someone at the time they crossed over from this life to
the next. Death is something which some people prefer to not
discuss. Nevertheless, it is the one life-event which each
and every one of us will face eventually. And he made an
effort to share his with me.
His name was Lionheart. He was a cat, of the variety some
people call "American shorthair," or what some people call "tuxedo"
because his coat made him look as if he were in such formal
He came into Lady Stormy's life about three years before I
did. She literally rescued him off of the streets, saving him
from a crowd of kids who were abusing him. I was known to
refer to him as Lord Pan's "vice president".
He and I became close the moment we met. Then again, that
would be expected from the way he introduced himself to
And at the end, he held on until I was there.
And I think there was much that he was trying to tell me. And
yet the most profound lesson I learned was both subtle and
obvious. I'm hoping you can see it in what I offer