Thursday, October 15, 2009
It was so good to be together that we decided to celebrate several family events, past, present, and future: our parents 59th wedding anniversary in September, our father's birthday, and our mother's birthday in November. Too bad this picture does not do justice to the occasion.
Years ago, before any of their children were born, our parents went to the Rock Creek Park Cemetery in Washington D.C. and my father took a picture of this statue. It is a beautiful photograph that we've known all our lives. So, on his birthday we wandered around the cemetery looking for the memorial statue for "Clover" Adams. After her suicide, her husband, Henry Adams, commissioned the artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens to express the Buddhist place beyond joy or sorrow, Nirvana, in this figure.