Reflections on the Second Anniversary of his Death

by Kim Holl

John Bradbury’s father once said:  “Everyone must leave something behind when he dies.  A child, or a book, a painting, or a garden planted.  Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there. 

It doesn’t matter what you do, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away.”

As John gently took his hands away from all that he touched in life, he revealed a world that was a little better.  A little kinder.  He inspired inquiry where ever he went.

His most cherished legacy in the final chapter of his life was The Centre for Earth and Spirit – this small charity rich in purpose, encouraging earth stewardship and conscious engagement through artful programs from childhood to end-of-life. 

It is here that John planted his heart and soul with the hope that all he planted would continue to grow and blossom long after his passing.