I decided to respond to the question about the funeral services for Jason in a seperate blog entry.
Tomorow (Wednesday July 8th) there will be a commemorative service for Jason in a concerthall in Amsterdam, there will be a performance of Mahler's 8th symphony (the symphony of a thousand) and some of Jason's favourite music will be performed - Last movement of 1st symphony by Langgaard
- First movement of 1st symphony by Stenhammar
- Tintagel by Bax
- La Folia by Corelli
- Violin Concerto no 1 by Korngold
There will also be some readings and some personal video material of Jason shown.
The funeral service and cremation will take place on Thursday July 9th at 3 pm local time, I never knew Jason knew so many people in personal as well as professional live and that he has touched so many lives, we are expecting about 700 people to attend the funeral service including some pretty famous people.
The funeral service was carefully orchestrated by Jason himself, he has planned everything from the opening music (Now that the sun hath veiled his light by Purcell) to the closing hymn (Abide with me) he has asked everyone that if they do want to bring flowers they bring only white flowers, he has also instructed that noone is alowed to wear black, from his point of view we have to celebrate his transition to the next stage in life, and not mourn his death.
I myself am doing well, it's when everyone leaves and I am once again alone that I have difficulty getting to grips with this loss (I may just as well admit now that I was in love with Jason, though he was always honest that he wasn't in love with me) But I know that I will manage and that life will go on for me as it does for everyone who has lost a loved one.