A Poem

I give you this one thought to keep. I am with you still. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on the snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush, I am the …

From Adrienne Rich

An honorable human relationship — that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word “love” — is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other. It is important to do this because it breaks down human self-delusion …

Service for Ellen

Sunday night September 13, 2020, there was a service in the Iglesia Cristiana Riosde Agua Viva in memory of Ellen, led by Pastor Pedro Vitinio. This is one of the largest Protestant congregations of immigrants in Gunnison. The congregation got some old photos of Ellen and blew them up and used them to decorate the …

Ellen Kalleso Pedersen

from The Gunnison Country Times Ellen Pedersen died peacefully at home on the last day of August, with her husband Luke Danielson at her side, after a long and determined battle with cancer. Ellen was born March 3, 1960 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to a family of Danish immigrants. Her father, Kjeld Pedersen, left Denmark …

Today

Today, in the first light of dawn, Ellen died in Luke’s arms, with her faithful dogs cuddled up against her.She left us peacefully, with love and dignity. There will be further posts when we have had more timer to absorb this. If you would like to visit please wait until 3:30-7:00 today (August 31). Luke …