In Memory

Robert Salzman

Robert Salzman

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01/08/15 09:49 AM #1    

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Mark Feldman wrote:

In Rememberance of Bobby Salzman

On December 29, 2012, our beloved friend and classmate Bobby Salzman chose to peacefully end his life rather than continue to suffer the rigors of cancer. I had the honor of speaking with Bob -- who had moved from LA to Portland in order to take advantage of Oregon’s “right to die” laws -- a few days before his departure from this life. Needless to say, it was a very difficult and emotional conversation, the likes of which I hadn’t experienced before and which I haven’t experienced since. In the course of that final exchange, Bob, who loved reggae music and who lived to the end of his days very much in tune with the spirit of reggae, asked me to have the following message posted to the BHHS website.


(For those of you unfamiliar with the term “irie,” it’s Jamaican patois, one meaning of which is “the state of feeling great.”)

I had intended to post this rememberance of Bob on the anniversary of his departure but I’m confident he would be understanding of the delay. In closing and in honor of Bob’s memory, I’d like to share what I consider to be some of the most inspiring words I’ve ever heard anyone -- in this case, the Dalai Lama -- utter:

“Be kind whenever possible.
It is always possible.”

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