Alvin Thomas Ethington was a man of words, both poetically and spiritually. If one had the opportunity to be taught by him or to know him, they'd have imprinted upon their mind and heart gems of knowledge and truth.
Alvin passed away this February 2, 2014 at the age of 56. This loss is felt deeply by the author's of Pieces of Her Mind. Alvin kept us focused (on our book) as he edited our poems for publication.
His list of accomplishment is large and vast and I'm sure there are ones he never spoke of, as he was quite humble. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers as they struggle to make their way through these next few days and weeks and into the future.
Here is a few links to the obits, it you'd like to read more.
Note: depending on the definition you take, a lotus can be related to rebirth and the Sun. I'd like to think that each student of Alvin's is a rebirth to the many and wonderful lessons taught and learned and in that a bright sun shines.
Though his soul is silenced, what he's left behind speaks volumes.
I wish I'd known him as so many did here and in life. What a brilliant man who had shared so much of himself with those who were willing to listen, if even for a moment.
A void will forever be left vacant. My thoughts are with his family and friends. Death is so very personal, as it grips those left behind so differently. Know my thoughts and prayers are with you.