FC: Lesley's Circle of Love
1: Christmas, 2012
2: THE BARNHORN's Someone has to be the youngest in every family. Lesley doesn't quite match the rest of the Barnhorn's with her very blonde, straight hair and blue eyes. A standout even from the beginning!!
4: Of course Lesley got to be a great mom after practicing on Jordan and Trevor!!
5: Your Family - From Black Lake to Gull Lake
6: An early circle of love and laughter On the ferry out to Nantucket, Fall 1988
7: Wutai shan, 1991 The end of our two day unintended hike (above). Lesley, your openness—to strange encounters, to Buddhism—really allowed me to embrace Buddhism here at Wutai shan. Thank you!
8: Weaving our lives together once again, in an autumn field by the Institute Woods, at our ceremony. When we said no gifts but found gifts, you responded so wonderfully, bringing pine cones—seeds! October 1998.
9: Sharing Great Hikes—East Coast and West Dolly Sods in the fall of 1990 Tilden Park 2005
10: Les, you're a great listener, thinker, questioner, AT hiker, 2D cooker, pull the wool dancer, roommate, explorer, role model. You're an awesome friend and incredible mom. We think of you constantly, and love you tons. Love, Liz, Mike, Oliver and Lucy.
12: Expanding the Circle of Love and Laughter
13: " | "We drop like pebbles into the ponds of each other's souls, and the orbit of our ripples continues to expand, intersecting with countless others." ~ Joan Borysenko
14: Les, You've been there so many times when I've needed to talk things through-- Your insights and fearless hard questions always take me where I need to go. But you're not above making goofy faces (Assateague, circa 1990), Or venturing out on magical study break wanderings on the Princeton golf course, Or enjoying a slumber party on the 2D roof. Basically, you're the friend I want to have along on any kind of adventure. Love you, dede
15: Lesley, you're an amazing housemate, role model, scholar, environmentalist, and mom. We miss living close by! Love, Emily, Kunga, Osel and Seldron
16: ERGies at play | 2003 | Dear Lesley, I'm so glad we bonded instantly at ERG, where I learned from your keen intellect and systematic approach to problem-solving (plus we had fun at Ani DiFranco concerts). At SLS, I took heart in knowing you'd forged a path ahead of me and therefore wasn't reduced to despair (as often). As a mother, you introduced to me the idea of sleep training and the importance of routine (thank you, thank you, thank you). You continue to inspire me and I'm grateful to have you as a friend. We are sending you lots of love! Helen, Edwin, Jeremy, Tyler, and Vivian
17: ff | At a Move On bake sale & at our house | 2004 & 2007
18: she'll diligently do dishes without so much as a request | Lesley is a wonderful friend ... gracious and affable, reliably the perfect guest | (1995) | (1997) | (1997)
19: Lesley unfailingly listens with genuine care | or if the situation demands, she'll paint faces with flair | (2000) | (1999)
20: Lesley spreads her joyous smile on occasions big or small | she generously shares home and family, precious gifts for all | (1996) | (1997) | (2005) | (2003)
21: Indeed, Lesley does the little things so effortlessly well, she's truly a wonderful friend ... - Manish, et al. | (2000) | (2002)
22: September, 2008, at Tilden Park, Berkeley We admire you even 50,000 times more than before. You're channeling your formidable skills, connections, intelligence and drive to fight like a warrior for your health for you & for the sake of your loved ones. I've never seen anything like it. If anyone can beat this, or at least hold things at bay for as long as possible, you can do it! This is one area where being an optimizer/maximizer could not be more important! Much love from Lily, James, Nia, Kai | What are all the ways Lesley makes the world a better place? Takes her kids to soccer Immerses them in fascinating cultures and wild lands Nurtures them lovingly Helps EPA enforce against polluters better in lean times Personally lives sustainably to walk lightly on the earth and be a role model for everyone Teaches her students how to use the law to protect Mother Earth for future generations
23: Lesley - You are strong. We love you. | ... and Manish already put in all the photos I have of you! Much love, Jeff-Kim-Benjamin-Nathan
24: Love, Dick & Nancy | Dear Lesley, We are thinking of you! Best Wishes!
25: THE MOUNTAIN TEMPLE, WAT ARAT | November 8 | We are thinking of you, Love, Chris, Chom, Ty, and Sara
26: Lots to be thankful for! San Diego | November 22, 2012 | We are thankful for Lesley because she is a great person, a great friend (I would never have made it through college without you), a great cook (able to cook for 30 at a time in the 2D coop), a great mom (look at these happy kids!), a great scholar (such an impressive CV)! Love, Gray
27: Lesley and Andrew's two most important projects! | Happy Mommy's day! We have a couple of terrific kiddies and you are doing an unbelievable job. I love you all the more for that. Love, Andrew May 13, 2012
28: Granada 2012
30: Lesley's family joy!
31: Dear Lesley, All of your friends at King Hall are keeping you in our hearts and thoughts. We are so lucky to have you as part of the King Hall community! Best, Afra
35: Our favorite Lesley picture from Costa Rica. You were a great tour guide and companion! Today it is symbolic of your courage and spirit! Carol & Helen
36: Our visit with your family in 2009 was great fun! Remember Carol's birthday pie?
37: Family is a wonderful thing!
38: You are always welcome to stay with us in Chicago! | Carol & Helen
39: We love you, Lesley!