I was lucky enough to know Jerry very well and my life was changed by him forever. He was a Brother to me. I lived with him, traveled with him, laughed with him and cried with him. I greatly appreciate the dedication that Barb Berens has given Jerry, She is his dearest friend, the conservator of his work and an all around great human being. I also knew Lyall Watson and greatly admire all of his work , especially "The Water Planet " that he co-authored with Jerry and "Gifts of Unknown Things" that was given as a gift to me by Jerry after carrying the book all the way back from the Outer Hebrides of Scotland where it was given to him as a gift by a couple who welcomed him in their home during his travels. Ultimately, that whole magical connection led to Jerry's inspiration to approach Lyall Watson with a proposal that they collaborate on a book. One of the greatest blessings of my life was to see the birth of "The Water Planet" and to be a small part of it. Jerry's favorite of Goethe's Couplets, sums it up "Whatever You Can Do, or Dream, You Can,
Begin It! Boldness has Genius, Power, and Magic In It!"