We've had a lot of inquiries from people wanting to visit Pablo at Forest Lawn. We love this.
Hrishi has made it easy for you to walk out your front door and head to Pablo's new home. In fact, Hrishi has somehow Google Mapped Pablo's precise location at Forest Lawn.
To map out your trip, all you have to do is click here, and then:
• click 'get directions'
• fill in address of your starting point
• click 'search maps'
• you're set — print or email directions to your phone
Once you get to Forest Lawn, you can ask the security guard for a map or verbal directions to Pablo's grave:
Pablo's grave marker is not in place yet. You will know it's Pablo because he is between a young tree, and the terrace wall. We call that the Geronimo! wall.
There are three vases built into the ground, two over Pablo, and one on our other family spot. We welcome and encourage you to bring flowers. If your flowers will crowd one of the vases, no problem. We go there every day, and we are happy to fix things up when we get there. We'd prefer that you don't dispose of any flowers, even if they are old. It is our pleasure and our duty to keep Pablo's grave tidy and beautiful. We thank you in advance for bringing beautiful flowers to our dear boy. Bring flowers that mean something to you, your kids, your family, or a departed loved one. Feel free to leave a little card or note. Or not. It's up to you.
If you bring flowers, have your florist cut the stems to eight inches. This is the perfect length, so the flowers will rest at the top of the vase and won't flop around in the wind. It's really windy up there!
Also, feel free to hang out, talk to Pablo, pray, meditate, read a book, have lunch, whatever. If you've never been to a grave and all this stuff sounds out there to you, just go and do it your way. There is no right way or wrong way. Going is the significant thing.
One last thing: if you do go, bring a blanket, or something to sit on to keep the moisture off your bum. And the ever-growing piles of deer poo who seem to be hanging around their new charge Pablo on a nightly basis. We only know this from the poo pellets they leave behind all round his grave. You'll see them when you go up there. It all makes sense. Pablo, the deer, the white dove that landed 10 yards from us the other day and circled around us and landed again in the same spot... Just as Pablo did every day of his physical life, where we met and fell in love with him, he is now making friends with the beings who populate his new world, the world of nature.
We hope to see you there.