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#1 2011-01-22 16:22:18

nyokai
shihan
From: Portland, ME
Registered: 2005-10-09
Posts: 613
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Phil's thank you!

One year ago I almost died. I had a stroke in the car and was shipped, thanks to my wife, to Mayo clinic. I spent a  month there plus three weeks. I couldn't write, talk, make any sense. I played shakuhachi, There was no hurry -- the sound reached out through me. I had a deep realization of what sound WAS. Gradually I've learned to play even better than before, with a spiritual core.

I now teach. Teaching is very arduous, carefully choosing words, The language isn't quite there, but I feel the rhythm, the magic.

Oh yes, there was a child named Julian. He was born when I was three and a half months (the Mayo clique) and could hardly talk. Now he is an angel, and I definitely communicate with him. And thanks to my wife, Lara.

So now:

Thanks to the shakuhachi world for all the kindness and goodness! I feel as though I have been blessed by all the wonderful people here!!!

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#2 2011-01-22 18:13:48

Jam
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From: Oxford, England
Registered: 2009-10-02
Posts: 254

Re: Phil's thank you!

Welcome back to the forum Phil, I'm really glad to hear you're doing better smile

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#3 2011-01-22 18:23:41

Mujitsu
Administrator/Flutemaker
From: San Francisco
Registered: 2005-10-05
Posts: 865
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Re: Phil's thank you!

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#4 2011-01-23 08:47:33

Kiku Day
Shakuhachi player, teacher and ethnomusicologist
From: London, UK & Nørre Snede, DK
Registered: 2005-10-07
Posts: 917
Website

Re: Phil's thank you!

I am really glad you are back on your feet again and getting better and better!
Looking forward to your posts in the future!


I am a hole in a flute
that the Christ's breath moves through
listen to this music
Hafiz

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#5 2011-01-23 09:30:04

Yungflutes
Flutemaker/Performer
From: New York City
Registered: 2005-10-08
Posts: 1040
Website

Re: Phil's thank you!

nyokai wrote:

So now:

Thanks to the shakuhachi world for all the kindness and goodness! I feel as though I have been blessed by all the wonderful people here!!!

As we are blessed with your presence Phil.

Rock on!
-Perry

Last edited by Yungflutes (2011-01-23 09:32:23)


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#6 2011-01-23 10:54:24

Jim Thompson
Moderator
From: Santa Monica, California
Registered: 2007-11-28
Posts: 421

Re: Phil's thank you!

Welcome back Phil,
     You've been missed.
     Mara and I wish you strength and good fortune.
                         Jim


" Who do you trust , me or your own eyes?" - Groucho Marx

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#7 2011-01-23 20:38:40

J Ross
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From: Vancouver,Washington USA
Registered: 2010-12-18
Posts: 74
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Re: Phil's thank you!

Welcome back. What a blessing to have you here.

Jim

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#8 2011-01-24 21:48:42

Daniel Ryudo
Shihan/Kinko Ryu
From: Kochi, Japan
Registered: 2006-02-12
Posts: 355

Re: Phil's thank you!

It's great to hear that you made it back from the brink and also to hear how the shakuhachi and its sound played a part in your recovery; welcome back to the forum.

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#9 2011-01-24 22:57:28

airin
Member
From: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Registered: 2008-10-17
Posts: 303
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Re: Phil's thank you!

Wonderful to hear from you on the forum Phil and to know that you are happy and recovering after such a difficult life experience.

take care,
Erin

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#10 2011-01-25 09:37:04

James Nyoraku Schlefer
Dai Shihan
From: New York City
Registered: 2005-10-07
Posts: 103
Website

Re: Phil's thank you!

Way to go Phil! I will look forward to your wonderful playing again and cherishing it even more. I'm so happy for you and Lara. -James

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#11 2011-01-25 22:08:44

geni
Performer & Teacher
From: Boston MA
Registered: 2005-12-21
Posts: 829
Website

Re: Phil's thank you!

Great to hear from you Phil! Looking forward seeing you in concert!

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