Life can take you by surprise and it does, often. Today it did, twice, for me.

In the past, I’ve posted about Active Naturists and the man who runs it, Kirill many times. A few weeks ago Kirill was in Miami and riding his bike to a nude yoga class and was hit by an SUV. Kirill was in the bike lane and observing all the road rules but still got hit. This morning I found out that he passed away.

Kirill was a pioneer for nudism around the world. He set up the Gymnasium nude camp at Burning Man a few years ago and was always promoting nude adventure travel around the world. He will be a huge loss to the nudist world. I only met him once in New York but a nicer guy you won’t meet.

In stark contrast, this afternoon I had a catch up with some friends of mine and I was very very pleasantly surprised to find out they are having a baby after trying for 4 years and two rounds of IVF. I’ve learnt through several friends having trouble falling pregnant that you don’t ask or say anything about it unless told. When my friend came back from the bar with a soda water, in a pub I had my suspicions but I wasn’t going to say a word. Thankfully they confided in me. SO happy.

naked oil wrestling at Burning Man 2016 from Active Naturists on Vimeo.