Funeral Reaction

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Eleyan al'Landerin attended the funeral of Robert Jordan and posted the transcript. The following are the responses of TarValon.Net members.



Arisaema Draconis

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:23 am


Thank you Mother.



Meirah

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:24 am


Thank you for sharing this with us, Mother.



Cuchulain

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:25 am


thank you for sharing that with us Mother. I'm sure it was a beautiful service



AXIS

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:27 am


Thankyou Mother,

It means a lot to us who cannot be there to be even able to share this much.



Eleyan Sedai

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:33 am


Btw, there were spelling errors. Bad ones.


Again....

Would you believe?

I've slept about 8 hours total since Sun.

I've been traveling a lot. So please, forgive the typos. I was indeed working off of the official program. I'm just very, very tired.



K'erdin Radovan

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:35 am


Now it has sunk in. Mother, truly you have done us all a great service by posting the transcript of his funeral. Having been brought up in a similiar fashion, religiously, I have never been able to get through a funeral without tears-of sorrow, and joy. I was not able to get through the transcript without tears either. I truly hope he is at peace.

Thank you again, Mother



Kitan Tataru

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:38 am


Thank you, Mother. I know this is very difficult for you. It is difficult for all of us, but more difficult for you. Thank you for sharing your experience at the funeral with us. I was wondering if you would, but did not want to ask.



Neetra Ninya

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:40 am


thank you mother.



Natalya Laragan

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:50 am


Thank you, Mother.



Eleyan Sedai

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:51 am


Again folk, some TERRIBLE spelling. I was just trying to transpose as quickly as I could.



Rafka al'Aevon

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:55 am


Eleyan Sedai wrote: Again folk, some TERRIBLE spelling. I was just trying to transpose as quickly as I could.


You worry too much.


Kitan Tataru

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:56 am


Ditto, Rafka.



Rakkis al'Dayne

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:03 am


Thank you Mother, as a student of music in a past life I know I would have been broken the minute the Brahms started, sounds like it was a beutiful service.



Isabela

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:16 am


Thank you for posting this, Eleyan:)



Gerret Farlon

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:17 am


Mother, speaking as some one who cann't spell his own name with out spell check or a dictionary, you did great. It was beautiful.

Thank you.



Eleyan Sedai

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:34 am


Isabela, I remeber you!

Moreover, I remember how Jim enjoyed bringing attention to remembering you. One of these days, you and I are goimg to have to exchange real names.



Isabela

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:38 am


We should do that! If you want you can email me at : emmelotje SPAM hotmail.com Emma btw;) I have heard RJ call you Melissa;)

LOL, I always turned a bit red when RJ did such things;) But it was so much fun. (hmm that makes me cry again:( ) Anyway, yesterday i was listening to the dragoncon tapes and made me really happy and is fun to listen him interact with the fans. So i hope i can share these seen.



Adina al'Mari

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:05 am


Thank you for taking time to do this Mother.



Rhianna Solstice

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:26 am


Mother, would just like to thank you for taking the time to post this here.

I know that you met RJ, and that he thought higly of everything you and your staff have acomplished here, and I undestand that to sit and type all that out for us to see could not have been easy!

Especially as you were there, and it is not just words on paper to you.

Thank you!!



Nyarin al'Batera

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:38 am


Thank you so much for posting this Mother. It looks like it was a beautiful service, and I've cried just reading this.

i am so grateful that you can find the time to do this for all those who could not be there.



Sa'areah Britthorn

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:49 am


It brought a tear to my eye, not just for the loss of a great man, but also because the service was quite similar to that of my grandfather, who's service was the 16th September last year....

Religion aside, it sounds like it was a wonderful service.

Thank you for posting this Mother. Even despite your own troubles you are always ready for your site You're an inspiration to us all.



Ilissa al'Nari

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:41 am


Thank you for sharing, Mother



Cariyad Teridal

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:03 am


Thank you so much, Mother, for all that you do



Madelaine Vitalia

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:25 pm


Thank you Mother, for taking the time from your own personal grief to share the service with us here on the site.

You didn't have to do it that quickly... I doubt anyone expected you to. Yet you still did it and that says a lot about who you are and how much you care about all of us.

I second your opinion of just how spectacular and unusual it is for a Episcopalian congregation to stand up as a whole and clap and sing. Its truly a reflection of how deeply those in attendance loved and cared for RJ.

I am glad I read this in the early morning hours, before anyone else in the family was awake because it brought tears to my eyes. To my family, WoT is just a series of books and RJ just an author. They don't quite comprehend how the series and RJ is so much more than that to me. I am glad I have my friends here at Tar Valon to share with.



Aleita Taviah

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:53 pm


Thankyou Mother. We appreciate everything that you do for us.



Martele d'Acre

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:49 pm


Thank you Mother. It was indeed a beautiful service.



Cieon Maralyn

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:00 pm


Thank you Mother. You have given people that wouldn't have the opportunity to go to the funeral of varios reasons a chance to take a part in it. At least to feel and experience some of it.

I thank you



Coer Mehran

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:33 pm


Thank you for posting this.



Melina Tashir

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:34 pm



Thank you Mother for posting this it meant a lot to me. I can only imagine how hard was this for you because my heart was breaking just by reading it. You have great heart for thinking on us in moments of your grief.


Thank you again and don't worry about spellings important for us was that we had a chance to at least read about his service.



Melisande Arneil

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:35 pm


Thank you, Mother



Loira Al'Ramoidra

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:44 pm


Thank you Mother



Celinda al'Velis

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:50 pm


Thank you, Mother, for sharing this with us. It brought tears to my eyes.

You keep mentioning your spelling errors. I think those only speak loads as to your emotionals state right now. Don't fix them--they're part of the emotion.



Aria Beraht

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:34 pm


Thank you Mother.



Heartless_

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:38 pm


Does anyone know if there were military honors at the ceremony?

Thanks for sharing.



Tyeslan

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:43 pm


Thank you Mother. This was very touching



Madelaine Vitalia

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:18 pm


Speaking in general terms, I would expect that since he had a religious service, any military honors were likely reserved for the graveside internment - something only the family and truly close friends would have attended.

At least, this is how it was done at the handful of funerals I've been to where the deceased was both religious and a veteran.



Twibli Abaru

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:19 pm


Thank you, Mother



Keisha al'Benn

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:05 pm


Words cannot express how grateful I am....



Eleyan Sedai

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:26 pm


He did have a folded american flag present to represent him (as he was cremated, there was no body, obviously). And there was a Scots piper.



Sierra al'minthor

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:53 pm


Thank you for sharing this with us, Mother.



Cinnamin Draconna

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:06 pm


Thank you Mother



Shayleean De' Altarata

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:33 pm


Thank you Mother for posting this! It has brought the tears back to my eyes. You were so blessed to have met him! I wish I would have joined this site sooner!



Katarianna

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:48 pm





torrie le'alma

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:50 pm


Thank you mother. I have just found out he passed today and it has ruined my day. To know that there are others out there that share my grief over lossing a great man is very comforting. To get an inside look at the funeral is a blessing. thank you again.



Adoen Calloden

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:32 pm


Thank you Mother.



Jaydena Mckanthur

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:50 pm


Thank you for sharing that Mother, in some small way I feel as if I was there.



Mirshann t'al'Theorem

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:30 pm


Thank you for posting this even in the midst of exhaustion, Mother. We appreciate it very much.

It sounds like it was a beautiful rememberance and celebration of the life and creativity he shared with so many people.



Laia Caeren

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:39 pm


Oh thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing, Mother!

Thanks.



Adameus Kandahari

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:23 pm


Thank you for sharing Mother.



Atreyu

Date: Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:45 pm


Thank you for sharing, Mother.



Epiphany Caraethe

Date: Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:25 am


Thank you, mother.



Napolde Surion

Date: Sat Sep 22, 2007 1:00 am


Thank you for sharing this Mother, it has really made it sink in that he's gone, but it has also helped to deal with it



Bakure Mazayed

Date: Sat Sep 22, 2007 6:20 am


Thank you for taking the time to share this personal experience with us. It's comforting to know RJ was ushered forward with the love and exuberence befitting a gentleman who touched so many hearts.

It appears that people who loved his works are still learning of RJ's passing. This will serve to give those people a glimpse into his world. It's a rare and special gift.

Thanks again Mother. We're exceptionally lucky to have a leader with such heart at a time like this.



Jordan Rayne

Date: Sat Sep 22, 2007 6:46 am


Thank you for sharing this with us Mother



Wen Chang

Date: Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:49 am


Thank you, Mother.



Kaetahnenreine

Date: Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:46 am


It was beautiful, Mother.



Anya Valerin

Date: Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:58 am


Thank you Mother.



Frankincell

Date: Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:28 pm


Thank you Mother. Please know that for each person that does post a thank you... dozens more have read your transcript and are soothed. --Frank



Ehlana Taravin

Date: Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:08 pm


Thank you Mother

As for spelling.. well, I wouldn't notice any of them anyways...



Miridyth Al'Landerin

Date: Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:34 pm


Thanks for sharing. Wish I had known you were going to be so close. I definitely would have made the drive for a quick hug.

Call when you get some rest.



Lealenya Terim

Date: Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:01 pm


Thank you, Mother, for your time in doing this and thank you for going to his funeral. In a way I feel like you represented all of us that could not be there. Thank you.



Manora Sedai

Date: Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:39 pm


Thank you Mother



Adam Rellewyn

Date: Sun Sep 23, 2007 12:09 am


Thank you mother.



Branwyn Sedai

Date: Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:34 am


Thank you so much, dear Mother, for posting this glimpse for us into that intimate ceremony. Again, I've just about started crying. That was absolutely beautiful, what the soloist did, and completely and utterly amazing for that denomination. I can only imagine it!

Love you, honey, very much.



Raigona al'Ran

Date: Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:45 am


Thank you Mother. You have capture the essenses of this beautiful service. We understand how tired you were when you began to tell this difficult tale. The text expresses the love we all share. The Dragon will be deeply missed.

Thank you



KelsenTalenost

Date: Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:05 am


Thank you for sharing with us, Mother.



Rois al'Bahyr

Date: Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:48 am


Thank you, Mother, for taking time to share the service with the rest of us. I know it cannot have been easy. Thank you.



Lyara Tieran

Date: Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:26 am


Insert non-formatted text here') Thank you. For Everything, Eleyan Sedai, Mother. Thank you.:



Musketeer

Date: Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:49 pm


I must say that I found it rather strange, to see everybody calling an administrator "mother". Yes I know it's a title from the books, and an important one but still, IRL it's an extremely important person and therefore title, at least to me.

But after this I can say it makes a lot more sense. It is impressive to see your dedication to this community.

Thank you for this Mother. I would say you deserve the title.



Mageus Thaedren

Date: Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:01 pm


Thank you for shareing this with all of us, Mother



AXIS

Date: Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:18 am


Mother means just a teeny bit more to this site and everyone here than just an Admin, she deserves her title for sure.



Sonea Ilandred

Date: Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:42 am


Thank you Mother



Ryanna al'Tira

Date: Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:06 am


Mother, you have just allowed me to cry my grief at the loss of such a wonderful man - before this, I was unable (or unwilling) to admit that the loss has hurt me so deeply. I appreciate and genuinely applaude your ability to put your own loss aside for the benefit of the rest of those who also love RJ.

May the Creator shelter and bless you.



Alghar Khan

Date: Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:58 pm


Thank You, Mother.



Kityarah Al'Dara

Date: Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:19 am


Yes, thank you for posting this. You do an amazing amount of work from what I have seen even though I just joined, and it's very nice to know you and the rest of the staff take the time for things like this to share with the rest of us.



Sarth Allanor

Date: Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:10 am


About 10 years ago, I went to a signing with a friend of mine....it was for Crown of Swords. he has been a decade and a half junkie of RJ and now I wish I had caught the series before 2 months ago because I love it through book 2.

I have already arranged with my buddy Ryan to borrow his hardcover 5-11 signed editions to complete my first read-through this fall/winter.

I feel priveleged to have shook the man's hand and read tomes which he has put his pen to.