First things first. If you're going to film at Mount Auburn Cemetery, obtain a permit. Although I'd let the office there know that I'd be making my annual trek to the Margaret Fuller memorial on May 23, I'd failed to mention that a camera and sound equipment would be accompanying. Shortly after we finished and while I was shuttling Kim Romano, who did sound, back to the gate, one of the groundskeepers waved me down and politely admonished me for failing to obtain a permit. Turns out that since the advent of YouTube, people have engaged in strange antics at this gorgeous preserve where are buried many of America's artists, writers, politicians, and others of storied lives. So, no filming there without letting the office know what you're up to.
That said, here are a few photos, most taken by Annie Marascia Luongo, of the festivities, with thanks to her, Ron, Kim, John, Robert, Ruth, and Jeff, who always accompanies me on this journey -- and to Margaret for the inspiration and example of living the committed life.
Calm beauty of America's "first garden cemetery"
Where the Fuller lot is situated
Bucky and Anne Fuller's markers
Ron Mortara at work
Annie Marascia Luongo and Ruth Nemzoff
Kim Romano, Ron Mortara, and me, reading from Margaret's Woman in the Nineteenth Century
Robert Todd and John Halamka
Margaret Fuller profile