Utah Is Deacon Space, Utah Is Sacred Space

by | Jul 9, 2014

“I spent the night in Utah in a cave up in the hills.” -Robert Hunter

Last week, we celebrated David Keller’s life at gatherings in Rockville, Utah and again in Salt Lake City.

Anne Decker, a close friend of David’s mom, Big J., made a touching speech last Wednesday night in Mill Creek Canyon.


I will not contradict Anne’s fine sentiments. But I will add that grieving the loss of my friend is something I relish. I relish it because I like to feel the intense sadness and joy that comes when I think of him.

Anne is right however, in that we mustn’t be stuck in our grief, but rather use it to fuel new adventures with friends and family.

The Deacon of Freakin’ wouldn’t have it any other way.