Friday, May 23, 2008, is the 198th birthday of Margaret Fuller. As usual, we travel to the Fuller Lot, Pyrola Path, Mount Auburn Cemetery at 8 AM to walk around, pay homage to Bucky and Anne Fuller, and talk about Margaret. This year, special guest John Halamka - it�s his birthday too - plays a Japanese mourning song on his Shakuhachi (Japanese flute). Please join us.
John writes: "'I'll play Banshiki, which comes from the Itcho-ken Temple in Hakata, on the island of Kyushu, Japan. This very Buddhist honkyoku (meditation) recounts the soul's journey from this life, full of attachments and feelings, toward the peace of enlightenment, which lies beyond. The word 'shiki' in the title means to 'pass or cross over.'"