Road Trip Ahead: #Writingintotheday #18

In just a few hours we will be packed and on the road to Baltimore, Maryland for a short visit to one of Tuvia’s oldest friends who has just lost his wife of many years.  We considered traveling there last week for the funeral but it was too complicated.  Instead, I suggested the week after when David would be able to really spend time with us.

Tuvia and I travel well together.  We will share the driver’s seat and stop along the way for lunch and pit stops.  I will nap, he will listen to the news and when he needs me for navigation, with just a gentle nudge, I’ll be up and engaged.

It’s not a long trip and without the threat of snow today and tomorrow, I can handle anything.

Short and therapeutic !  A dinner tonight, a breakfast in the morning and without much conversation Tuvia will offer comfort without the usual conscious debate over the future of Israel.  Two friends who couldn’t be more politically polarized.  But when it comes to love and loss, David is now walking in shoes that Tuvia knows well.

David has lost his partner, Tuvia, another member of his circle of friends that continues to shrink.

He is sadder, more vulnerable but he keeps moving on with me.Our bags will be packed next Sunday for another trip to the beach.

We travel life together.

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