On February 8, 2009, more than 300 of us gathered at the First Unitarian Church of San Jose to celebrate Sarasvati’s life: family, friends, loves of the Dances of Universal Peace, and many music students of all ages.
From a six year-old-girl: “I love Miss Carstens. She taught me the best music I ever learned.”
From her husband, Patrick: “Marilynn loves you all very much. She’s gone off on a new adventure. Keep making the music!”
Sarasvati, goddess of music, knowledge, and the arts; in Rigvedic hymns she is written of as a beautiful river with creative, purifying and nourishing properties. We will miss you, Marilynn Sarasvati! —Tamam Kahn