Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Thank you, Devin, for your music

We have just learned that Devin's body was found not far from the place where he had gone missing. It appears that he died of exposure, but an autopsy will determine the cause of death.

Devin's music was a cause for great celebration. He was well-known in music circles on the island, performing with flute, pipe, and delight.

On Sunday night after the service in which he performed, I said to him, "Devin, it's so wonderful to have you here with us. I hope you'll come again soon." And he beamed and said he would be back.

But there will be no repeat performance for us, only the sweet memory of those final notes.

The sermon on Sunday was given by my friend and colleague Rachel Taber-Hamilton, the rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal in Oak Harbor. She spoke about preparing for our deaths to our crowd of retirees and healthy young persons. How ironic that a day or so later, one of our younger listeners that night would be dead, for unknown reasons.

Be at peace, Devin.

6 comments:

Lizard Eater said...

Thoughts and prayers to those who loved Devin. Including you.

Miss Kitty said...

I am SO sorry to hear about this. God bless Devin, and all of you, too.

Shelby Meyerhoff said...

Oh no, Ms. Kitty. I'm so sorry.

ms. kitty said...

Thank you, friends. I know his family and his friends appreciate your thoughts and prayers. We are pretty much in shock, here in the music community on the island.

uumomma said...

I'm so sorry, Ms. Kitty. I'll light a candle for you all tonight.

Mile High Pixie said...

Many blessings on Devin, his loved ones, and the many lives and souls he touched with his music. You are all better for it.