Letters to Tuvia #77 Groovin’ in Brooklyn (11-13-15)

\Morning T,

In and out of Brooklyn last night for a night of the youthful music composed and sung by the Chapin Sisters.  Yes, Lily and Abigail, the daughters of Tom and Bonnie.  I should be lying next to you sharing this adventure because I’m sure this would not have been an adventure that you would have enjoyed.  Yes, you would have loved listening to them.  A few years ago we saw them perform at the Turning Point in Piermont, remember?

Over the years, they’ve blossomed.  Both are now married and pregnant, I can’t wait to get the music they performed tonight, dig into their lyrics.  You would have loved them again but not the raw space they were performing in.  For me it was back to my love of music that I could move to.  Bonnie and I couldn’t sit in the high back chairs available to us at the bar.  I was up and moving to the music.  Enjoying the supportive audience at this Brooklyn bar.

Bonnie had texted me an invitation and Tom took the reigns at the wheel.  I just had to show up and we left early enough to deal with a bit of traffic and enjoy a cool meal and a  stimulating conversation  just next door before the concert began.  I was back home by 11.

Yes, T, I had a good night.. even though it was I had to take on rainy day first and I was blue for most of it.    A early morning call from James, breakfast at the house, exercise  a my 24 Hour Fitness, a stop for a flu shot, then  back to my place to play guitar, read a bit, make a fire, lunch at home, snooze- just finding my way, trying to get back to myself.

I guess it was a good enough day with a wow of an evening and I think I slept  most of last night.

Today will be  busy… tomorrow should be busy, Sunday I need to get to work for the next week’s conference… traveling to Minneapolis with the HVWP gang.

I wish I could hear your voice right now,

Love you as I begin another day without you,

Bonnie S.


6 thoughts

  1. I’ve thought about you so much in the past few months – partly because my own life has also been rocked with loss – but also because of my TLW for 2015 that ring more true for those of us facing life altering losses. “WHY NOT?” I asked myself to embrace last January. I think I was really thinking, “WHY NOT exercise every day for a few minutes?” or “WHY NOT travel to the Grand Canyon over February break?” Yet the reality of life and loss beyond our control also means, “WHY NOT embrace that moment of musical bliss even on a cold, rainy, dreary, miserable night?” “WHY NOT find joy even amidst the sadness?” “WHY NOT find a moment of peace amidst the tears?”
    I suspect I too would have loved that musical interlude in the sea of sadness.
    I hope your trip/conference is another momentary professional interlude.
    Thinking of you.

  2. Music has power, glad you were able to enjoy the concert. Minneapolis is a great city! Wish I could be there too, but my CA family will be here that week. So excited to see my granddaughter!

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