Life as an Extreme Sport

Thou Shalt Go On Thy Way, Calm and Serene

Marianne Christina Hills
June 3, 1954 – November 5, 2007

Om mani padme hum I bow to the jewel in the lotus
Om ami dewa hrih Diety of endless light
Om vajra sattva hum May you open the gates of samsara
A a ha sha sa ma And purify my mother’s life

Goodbye, Mommy.


  1. I am so sorry for your loss, and glad that she had you with her for the end. Words don’t do enough, but I am so very sorry.

  2. You are in our thoughts–all of you. On all levels.

    There are no good words for any of this.

  3. May she travel with peace, free from pain and worries, knowing that she leaves love and takes love with her.

    I am so sorry, sweetie. And I am so sad, too. The world is a shabbier place without her. I liked her very much, the times I met her.

    You do not weep alone, even if I can not be there with you physically.

  4. My deepest condolences to you and your family. I know this has been an incredibly hard time and I wish you peace and strength.

    I just got to meet her the one time, but I liked her.

    Hopefully you got my email address along with this?

    Remember your bracelet and breathe.

  5. I’m so sorry, Kel. I know I’m probably not the first person you would think to contact, but I will always be here if you need someone to yell at or talk to, or whatever.

    “O ye Conquerors and your Sons, abiding in the Ten Directions,
    O ye ocean-like Congregation of the All-Good Conquerors, the Peaceful and the Wrathful,
    O ye Gurus and Devas, and ye Dākinīs, the Faithful Ones,
    Hearken now out of great love and compassions:
    Obeisance, O ye assemblage of Gurus and Dākinīs;
    Out of your great love, lead us along the Path.”

  6. I’m very, very sorry for your loss.

    I know what a hard time it’s been for you… I can’t imagine the near future will be much better, so I wish you lots of continued strength and the freedom to mourn in whatever way you see fit.

    You and your family are in my thoughts.

  7. I promised myself not to stay quiet just because I don’t know what the right thing to say is. You and your family have been in my heart and thoughts all year.

    Grief is hard. I wish you soft tissues, warm hands to hold and comforting hugs, and someday soon, peace.

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