I only meet Tanya on a few occasions, when I was down in Florida on vacations. She was very young then, but she was so vibrant and always cheerful. I have the fondest memories of her. Thank you Mary for sharing more of her life with me and all of us.
Madzia said:November 9, 2010 2:31 pm PST
The last time I saw Tanya was in Huatulco, weeks after she had jumped ship. She rushed to port, out of her way, to meet us, and I thought she looked a bit out of the world with her long green skirt, such a thing to hike Mexico in!
I didn't know her well, I crewed with her for one brief month, but unlike so many other people who come and go through my life she made the distinct impression of one who doesn't just talk about changing the world, but actually does her part. She seemed too stubborn in her goals at times until one realised it was not some bohemian fashion that she followed, but an actual means to an end. A means to a better world. A drop in the ocean that does not only sink deep but ripples, ripples... I think she knew how much each drop matters.
The phrase is worn but I write it with full conviction: the world is poorer without Tanya.
Valerie Grzywinski said:October 27, 2010 8:28 am PST
Not knowing exactly what to expect, I was blown away by the quality of the finished product. I continue to be inspired by the images and poems (have a copy at the office), and I cannot wait to share these books as holiday gifts to Tanyaâ??s cousins here in Texas and my friends and clients. Well done.
Karen J. Murburg said:October 26, 2010 11:51 am PST
Mary, the book is awesome and so moving. The artwork is incredible. I want a copy for myself now. I will always remember her. I have so many memories of Erica and Tanya and Ehren and Sammie playing when we all lived in Crystal Beach. Let me know when the hard cover comes out or if you have any additional paperbacks. Love, Karen J. Murburg
Cassandra Lubbers said:October 7, 2010 5:43 am PST
Thank you so much for making this book =) I just purchased it yesterday and I can't wait to see Tanya in a different light! I miss her soo much and her inspiration to me as well as many other people, will shine on through this book! Your daughter was an amazing person inside and out, she gave me my first glimpse into yoga, tea, natural medicine, and helped me in so many ways. I would not be who I am today if it weren't for her =)
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