Jana Pershing Memorial
Jana Pershing
Jana with baby brother Jana and Dan 1998 Jana in Balboa Park 2010


On July 24, 2010, Jana Pershing succumbed to cancer and a 6 year battle with Lyme disease.  This website can't do justice to the amazing woman I had the fortune to know and love for 12 years, the beautiful and sensitive soul who became my dearest friend and beloved companion.  I will miss her fiercely, but I know the memories we made, and the love we shared, will never die. ~Dan

This body is not me; I am not caught in this body,
I am life without boundaries,
I have never been born and I have never died.
Over there the wide ocean and the sky with many galaxies
All manifest from the basis of consciousness.
Since beginningless time I have always been free.
Birth and death are only a door through which we go in and out.
Birth and death are only a game of hide-and-seek.
So smile to me and take my hand and wave good-bye.
Tomorrow we shall meet again or even before.
We shall always be meeting again at the true source,
Always meeting again on the myriad paths of life.

~ from No Death, No Fear by Thich Nhat Hanh

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