Solomon Montijo Death | Passed Away | Obituary
Solomon Montijo Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Solomon Montijo.
In loving memory of Solomon Montijo. May you rest in peace dear one. I will remember the joy and spirit that Sol brought to the work that he did in the community. His legacy of Dude chilling park collective is one of community, healing, friendship and grassroots organizing.
Thank you for the happy memories we shared. Thank you for being in my life. I am sorry that your load was so heavy, I’m sorry i couldn’t do more to ease your suffering, Please forgive me brother.
I love you.
Today I woke up to horrible news of the passing of Solomon Montijo.
Our existential curiosities, politics, and senses of humor were simpatico in such subtle ways that I considered him a brother, as I know many others in his sprawling network of friends and yoga students did, too. The fact that I can’t think of anyone who I laughed to the point of tears with more frequently says everything about the kind of person he was.
For those who knew him well, it’s difficult to sugar-coat the specific sadness of having wanted and tried to help him through the rough times he’d fallen upon, knowing that, ultimately, we couldn’t. Sometimes even the best people are beset by the gravity of demons both inner and outer to such an extent that it forces those who care about them to mourn their deaths prematurely, and I’ll spend the rest of my life with the humility of knowing that if it could happen to Solomon, it could sure as hell happen to me.
However, I can’t, in good faith, say that my friendship with him has ended. In the lucid moments of his life, when he was most connected to his vision and purpose, there wasn’t a single person or event that wasn’t made eminently better by his presence, and so, in spite of the grief, the irrational guilt, and the anger at the world that I feel, it’s my highest aspiration to carry that flame — to be the version of myself that I was around him.