On March 6th, 2019, Stan Bass shared his last breath and graduated into "Wu Chi". Stan was a very dedicated Tai Chi player. He first learned and practiced the Cheng Man Ching style of Yang Tai Chi chuan for many years.
We met on April 30th, 2005, celebrating "World Tai Chi & Qigong Day" in Delray Beach Veterans Park with a few other Tai Chi players. Since then, he consistently attended my classes at The Crystal Garden and at Simply Yoga. He helped and encouraged many students with their tai chi form and push hands practice. We miss his presence in class, his smiling face and joyful spirit is the essence of playing Tai Chi chuan. Looking back at some old pictures, Stan attended every "World Tai Chi Day" event I hosted since 2005. Even with illness, he surprised us by attending the 2018 WTCD event.
The Journey we are traveling is not geographical, it is the distance between our heart and mind. Finding something we love and enjoy sharing with others, is indeed very rewarding and fulfilling. Stan Bass loved Tai Chi and we miss playing Tai Chi with him.