RIP Victor Margolin
This from Latifah Taormina:
A salute to our brilliant, funny, design-genius, and a co-founder of SICA, Victor Margolin, 1941-2019. He left this world today, (November 27, 2019) but he left us all with so many gifts —including SICA itself.
Yes, it was Victor who came to the Anugraha Congress in 1983, with a mission to galvanize the creative energy and passion of artists, writers, designers, musicians, poets, performers, musicians, architects, teachers — people working from their creative gifts and talents—to take their creative energy out into the world and contribute to the world on behalf of Subud. Translation: we might not even have a SICA if it had not been for Victor. This is all in the SICA website here: http://www.subud-sica.org/index.php?hkat=2&ukat=2
In the third paragraph of that page, there is a link to the founding documents Victor brought to Anugraha.
I was part of all those meetings, and just before Victor went to present the results of our workshop sessions to Pak Subuh — that we wanted to establish a formal group, along the lines of SES but focused on the cultural and creative community, he turned to me and said, “What shall I call it? We need a name for it.” And I said off the top of my head, “Subud International Cultural Association.” I thought Pak Subuh would give it another name along the lines of Susila Dharma, but he didn’t. He blessed it. What he did say is that culture is not just for the arts.
And now, on this day of giving thanks, let us give thanks for Victor. May he be hugely blessed for all he gave to others, and may his wife, Shoshanah, and his daughter, Myra, and all his close ones be well cared for and loved ever on. We are all indebted. Thank you, Victor. With love all our love. Latifah and our whole SICA family. (See the founding documents Victor created and presented in 1983.)
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N.28.2019 – Nothing as clean as the Creator’s own design – goodbye Dear Victor.