"Dear Marshall,
There's a different quality in each breath I take since the NVC paradigm reframed my world. I wish I could find the words to describe it-- something about more alive and awake, more fluid and full, certainly more grateful and connected to joy. Relief is part of it as well-- a life of greater freedom and authenticity.
I'm still in awe at the life this has opened to me. Every day I'm touched by this global NVC community that is co-evolving this vision of yours for a world where the needs of all people are met. I'm inspired by the fierce beauty and passion that sustains this dream.
I take this work into prisons, schools, medical facilities, domestic violence facilities, community organizations, churches, shelters, non-profit organizations, businesses...........and can't believe I get to do this with my life. My intention is to do my part to take this to all parts of the world as you have done.
Wishing I could sing you ""Leader of the Band"" one more time.........especially the line, ""the leader of the band is tired and his eyes are growing old, but his blood runs through my instrument and his song is in my soul.""
Deep bows of gratitude to you and all those in your life who have made it possible for you to touch mine.
I'm celebrating how your legacy lives on in the hearts of so many around the world.

Sending you love and joy,
Kathleen Macferran"