Morikami Makes Columnist’s Bucket List

It’s a time of resolutions for almost everyone, and luckily for us, a columnist for one of the local newspapers, the Sun-Sentinel, made the Morikami one of his “bucket list” resolutions.

For those who are not familiar with the movie, The Bucket List, (all three of you need to rent it), it’s a tale of two unlikely friends, who meet in a shared hospital room and learn they have months to live, due to terminal cancers. One is filthy rich and played by Jack Nicholson; the other is charmingly dignified, played by Morgan Freeman. They compose a list of things to do before they “kick the bucket,” hence the title.

It may sound hokey and maudlin, but it’s not. It’s inspiring, thoughtful and funny.

For columnist Michael Mayo, finally visiting the Morikami Museum, which had been in his neighborhood and on his “to do” list for a while, was a worthwhile achievement. Click here to read his thoughts on his visit: Mayo on January 3, 2010.

And for all of the Morikami fans who live within driving distance, but haven’t stopped by in months (or years), we invite you to add a stop to your 2010 resolutions. If “travel to Japan” is on your bucket list, the Morikami counts. Really.

Happy New Year!