He Is Not Dead ...

Reprinted with permission from Jennifer Rose Gallery
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As our family and close friends gather to remember Pete Steele today on the anniversary of his passing, we may shed tears, offer prays, hug each other, visit the family grave, send good thoughts into the universe, gather at our Redhook church at noon, and meet as a group in Prospect Park at
Peter's Tree -- we bring with us all the stories and dedication that fans have shared with us in the last year.
Reprinted with  permission by Angie

Whether you believe it or not, we display your photographs in our homes. We share your artwork with friends. We buy pendants and jewelry inspired by Peter's likeness and music. We gather to listen to bands who reach out to us. We email your heartfelt letters to each other so we can smile, cry, laugh and enjoy the experiences you treasured with Peter. 
We support you loving Peter

          Posted with permission by Angie

We thank you for keeping his genius alive
 by playing his songs, sharing his music and poetry
 with your friends, kids, students, family. 
The only thing our family wants is to preserve Peter's memory and legacy for future generations of music fans and rock enthusiasts. It is our hope that Peter's legacy could be documented for his fans to learn more about Peter's early years, the highlights in his life, the people he was inspired by, the friends he made along the way, the fans who are forever impacted by his words and music, the amazing musicians who became his life-long friends, bandmates who are his blood brothers and protectors of his legacy, and the internal struggles that he endured as a sensitive and caring man, as noted in his lyrics. We hope that documentation will come in some form in the future.

Artwork posted with permission  from Karla Collins

The photos in today's post are a few examples of our favorite inspired items from our STEELE family along with some quotes close to my literary & musical heart. I hope you will visit these artists' online stores to support and inquire about their work. xoxo Darcie

Artwork posted with permission
from Karla Collins

“He Is Not Dead
I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead. He is just away.
With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand,
He has wandered into an unknown land
And left us dreaming how very fair

It needs must be, since he lingers there.

And you—oh you, who the wildest yearn
For an old-time step, and the glad return,
Think of him faring on, as dear
In the love of There as the love of Here.
Think of him still as the same. I say,
He is not dead—he is just away.” 

Reprinted with permission from Jennifer Rose Gallery
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"Cybernetic energetic
Mutilating fear creating
Iconoclastic Polyplastic
All mechanic Pro-Satanic
Sample my machinery!"

-- Peter Thomas Ratajczyk, Fallout

Posted with permission by Angela

"They say that a part of you dies when a special Loved One passes away...I disagree...I say a part of  you lives with your Loved One on the other side.”  
― Daniel Yanez

This pendant is available from Valery Ashley

"Hate is fear
I rip at my face in the mirror
death approaching
expiration growing nearer
I'm rotting inside
I'm disgusted with myself
I'm in hell"
--Peter Thomas Ratajczyk, Carnivore

Tree of Life Pendants from The Crooked Oak Tree

“The dead are never truly gone. They linger in our minds and hearts and torture us with a malice they were not capable of in life.”     ― Courtney M. PrivettShadows of Absolution

Photo enhanced by Tab Bendeich

Life has to end, Love doesn't.”

Photo enhanced & posted 

with permission from Angie 
For the meek shall inherit the earth ...

Reprinted with permission from Jennifer Rose Gallery
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 I'm ending this posting with a youtube video that was compiled to illustrate the vocal ranges of  Peter Steele. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm0QV76dmaU
(nice job: Tarantinomaniac)