Today we are living a first: Jo Ann and I have never woken up on the morning of our son's funeral. Grady has never woken up on the morning of his brother's funeral. But here we are. Pablo's funeral starts in five hours. This is really happening. Today is Pablo's funeral for real.
We are ready to be in a room again with our little boy. OH, WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE PABLO! We are ready to honor Pablo. To celebrate Pablo. To share Pablo—with ourselves, with you—one final time as we begin to really let go of him. To dignify Pablo's physical body with a contemplative and soul-searching service that will end with his burial. This is the final step in the physical human experience. This is how we dignify the passing of a soul, and give it our blessing to move on fully and completely, back to God, back to Nature, back to the Universe.
Last night's Pablo Memorial shook our souls. The hundreds of friends and family we embraced last night confirmed that the soul shaking was felt throughout the room. We thank you for bringing your heavy hearts, your confusion, your anger, your laughter, your tears, your wonder, and most of all, your MEMORIES OF PABLO! Even if you didn't get a chance to speak your Pablo memories on stage, or to us, we received through our hearts. Trust that we did.
And, remember what I requested last night: When you see us out and about in the coming days, months, years, PRESENT PABLO! We need your P LOVE! This will keep Pablo's spirit and his life's message alive and with us forever.
We'll see you in a few hours at Forest Lawn.
Jeff, Jo Ann and Grady