Yesterday, 29 June 2014, a memorial was held for Rhona Smit. If you missed it you can see the memorial we wrote for her here.
It was attended by just over 90 people and it was a fitting tribute to this wonderful long standing Scientologist. But beyond the fitting farewell it was profound at another level: Rhona had spent some time reconnecting with people with whom she had lost contact including former friends who had either left or been expelled from the church. Many of those were present yesterday.
In the room were people who knew each other but had not had any contact for 20, 30 or in one case 40 years. To see all these old friends getting back in comm was a joy to witness. 3 hours after the service ended there were still pockets of people catching up.
The wealth of knowledge, experience and intellect present yesterday was also a stark reminder of what Scientology could have been. All that talent and passion was simply thrown away and wasted.
But we suspect, not for long. The friendships rekindled represent a hope that something meaningful can still exist.
Back in comm. This is what we wish to represent and it is immensely powerful.
Thank you to everyone who was there and to those who sent wonderful tributes.