Thursday, January 15, 2009

In Memoriam: March 23, 1962-January 15, 2008

Though Michael passed away a year ago today, he continues to touch people deeply through his writing, his photography, and most of all, his example.

The Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hiwasa on Shikoku Island, Japan,
where we scattered Michael's ashes on April 8, 2008.

The view of Hiwasa town and the ocean
from Temple 23 onthe 88-temple Shikoku pilgrimage.
Michael admired this view when he was here.

Michael was born in the Year of the Tiger.
There was a tiger for him at Temple 23.

This is the same stairway as the one Michael photographed
on his 1997 visit to this temple as a pilgrim.