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The Phone of the Wind at Life Forest
A SPECIAL ECO FRIENDLY BURIAL GROUND FOR CREMATED REMAINS
Follow the trail to the water.
Did you hear the story on public radio about the 'Phone of the Wind'? Itaru Sasaki, a Japanese gardener, installed a phone booth in his garden, not wired to anything, so that he could continue having interesting conversations with a cousin whose death he was mourning. After the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Fukushima he moved his booth to an open hillside - a more public place where others could come and talk to people they had lost. Since then, many tens of thousands of people have visited the Phone of the Wind, and people all over the world have created Phones of the Wind in their own communities.
The first time I visited Life Forest (Hillsborough, New Hampshire) and learned about the welcoming place Mel Bennet and her team have made for people who are grieving, I knew this was the perfect home for a Phone of the Wind. This is the first iteration, we expect it will evolve. You are invited to come for a walk, to sit a while listening, to lean in and lift the receiver...
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