Remembering Peter

Jan 30, 2023 | News, Newsletter

Peter Pringle stands at the far right of the image on a rocky hilltop, looking into the distance.
Photo courtesy of Tress Ritter.

My dear Peter is gone.

We sang him home on the last day of the year, gathered around his bedside as we had done for so many days before. Peter was peaceful and sleeping most of the time, before he finally crossed to that new plane of existence. As we all must do someday. Most of all, he did it on his own terms.

How do I write about everyday life around The Sunny Center after such a loss? Well, I just do. Because so much of Peter is part of this place, here in the west of Ireland, looking out over the wild bogs and peaceful lakes and on down to the slate-grey sea. Every morning, I gaze at the beautiful scenery outside my window—it’s always beautiful, whether it’s sunny or rainy or snowing—and I know Peter is a part of that beauty.

So much of Peter is part of The Sunny Center. We created this healing place together. And he is still part of this place, so much so. The rhythm of the day, the sound of the wind over the hills, the quiet calling of the birds. And his influence will be felt as long as The Sunny Center lasts. We were at the heart of it, together.

Honoring Peter

Left and center photos by Tress Ritter; Right photo by Mark McLoughlin.

Many of you have asked how you can honor Peter and how you can help. I am so grateful to all of you for the outpouring of love.

If you’d like to honor Peter by directly supporting the work we do with Exonerees:

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