We watched video of Sensei Suenaka teaching seminars in Greenville and video from old camps. It was social, a time off the mat and outside the dojo. It reminded me that studying Aikido is an open-ended journey. Seeing Shihan Sam as a sankyu in a purple belt taking part in a seminar in Greenville tells part of the story. Sensei Suenaka throwing ukes while in the center of a randori tells another. Every step I take is in other people's footprints.
Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train.