Re: It Had to Be Felt #41: Shirata Rinjiro: "Your Aikido Techniques Must Become Majestic"
It is a real pleasure to read your memories of sensei. I suppose that sensei touched each of his students in a unique way. Still, most everything expressed about sensei in this, your first posted column on Aiki Web, expressed in your uniquely poetic/romantic style, can be agreed upon by all who knew him.
I'm sure you miss him greatly. I certainly do. With every year of additional training I am awed by the depth and breadth of all that he so willingly shared. He left a profound legacy of humility, honesty, strength and love . . . Quite a lot to try to live up to!