Many friends of Hayden and Stephan Schwartz had been sending healing thought and
prayers over the time Hayden was engaged in a great effort to recover
from her illness. On January 30 2002, Stephan wrote to let us know
of her transition.
My beloved wife and life partner Hayden left her body at 4:13 Tuesday
afternoon. In the end the pain simply wore her down, leaving her the
impossible choice of either heavily medicated consciousness, or pain.
Beginning about a week ago we knew that she was going to die, just not
She died at home, in her own bed, on her own terms, surrounded by
and family who attended her with great love and tenderness. She was
completely at peace and, in death looked as if she had gone to sleep,
face completely relaxed. It was an expression I have seen a thousand
when I came to bed early in the morning from writing all night.
She will be cremated and, later in the spring or early summer, I will go
to Los Angeles, with our daughters and, accompanied by any friends who
wishto join us, we will walk in the the Angeles Crest Wilderness along
called "Baby Mountain Trail". There at a place about 3 miles in, where
Hayden and I were married, our girls became sisters, and we became a
along a small mountain stream that bubble through the rocks, we will
-- Stephan, Katherine and Lea, and Dori (her mother)
This image is of the cumulative departure of the GCP network of 44 eggs
on the 29th, in UTC hours. Hayden's passing late in the day is marked.
The long, steady slope in the trace looks symbolically appropriate. Of
course, it is not possible to attribute it directly as a response of the
network. But Stephan was involved in thinking about and writing for the
early stages of the GCP, and together with my concern for Hayden and my
decision to make an exploratory analysis, this does provide a linkage
that might explain an unusual response of the eggs in terms of an unconscious
Hayden will be missed, and she will be remembered with love.