Somewhere in time~
Fellow Passions members,
It is always so difficult to announce the illness or passing
of another Passions member.
This evening, I would ask you to gather in prayer
and leave your condolences for our Sunshine/Karilea,
whose brother Fagin/Robert, Passions member, writer & musician, passed on to a better place earlier today.
Please join hands with me in a circle of love and prayer
for Karilea and the family.
Karilea has asked me to share these words with you as well...
"Please let the PiP members know that I am so proud that my brother Fagin [Robert] found the community that has been my home for so many years, appreciated so many of you; exchanged some words with fellow songwriters, and today, after a surgery that would have hopefully been able to send him home, even with his emphysema,
he fought hard, until the blood clot hit his heart.
Around 10:00 a.m. this morning, on a Sunday, February 5, 2006, in California, Robert Charles Rilling sought the sound of music. It was his soul. In so many of you, he found a community of life, of love, and living, and tried as he could, to be a part of my life, as he had given parts of his life, to music, and religion, as he saw it.
In this, our final years, days, and hours, we learned of a new appreciation that in reality, had always been ours. Just as this same gift, belongs to all of you. Please know that Robert saw in each of you that he was able to read, a very special gift. One of understanding, compassion, and yes, even anger, and he understood that, very well, indeed.
He was pleased with his short time here, in PiP. He was proud of his music, and grateful for our parents, who taught him so much. He tried at one time, to lean away from certain things, only to find himself coming home.
He is truly at home now.
Many of you have lost a beloved. In that loss, you have come to grow, and nurture others in their loss. All Robert, or I, might ever ask for, is that you always continue to love those who have lost someone, even if it only be a dear animal, or even a garden...
for he and I would have, and will always, understand."