Aunt Esther died five years ago this week.
May 2004. The Ball State University Chamber Choir, on tour in Iowa. I’m conducting the Joseph Flummerfelt arrangement of “Danny Boy.”
I reconnected last week with Alex, who had been my guide in Wuhan in 2006. He is now living in Leshan, Sichuan, China. And that led me to look up some photos from Leshan in 2006. The Leshan Buddha is carved into the side of a mountain!
More than five years ago now. From my sabbatical five years ago.
Memories of a broken tibia and the aftermath: