Thursday, August 28, 2008

Requesciat in pace

A groundbreaking woman has died. Yesterday, Del Martin died at age 87 in San Francisco.

Today, I offer prayers of thanks for her life and her spirit, which makes many aspects of my own possible. Also, I offer prayers of comfort for her wife and of 55 years and partner in activism, Phyllis Lyon.

Rest well, Del. You have earned it.

4 comments:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I saw this posted somewhere. Quaker Dave's maybe?

May she rest in peace. And prayers for her wife.

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

I was not aware of her but - wow - what a brave lady.

FranIAm said...

Rest in peace brave and beautiful woman.

I cried when I heard it.

Mrs. M said...

I saw that too. My thoughts are with her, and her family. Not to mention all the people whose lives she's touched.