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Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Chiaki Achiwa at Ethical Culture on May 13, 2007, Mother's Day
May 13, 2007
Another beautiful performance by our friend Chiaki Achiwa at Ethical Culture today, accompanied by our neighbor Jim Harrington. Chiaki and Takeshi came in from New York last evening with a Junior's cheesecake, and Chiaki went across the street to rehearse with Jim, and then the Harringtons came over for dinner-- Lienne after softball tryouts. Cara-An did some amazing knife work making tiny slices of some grapes, and we all enjoyed being together. Then today, Mother's Day, Chiaki sang two songs, including a lovely Japanese piece called "The Red Dragonfly." There was group sharing of music, poems, and thoughts about mothers and nurturing. Andy took along to share the photo of his father and mother in a restraurant in New Orleans. Beautiful weather.