Letters to Tuvia#258 Treading Summer Water (7-1-16)

Morning T,

It’s clouding up on this first day of July and storms are forecast for this afternoon but hopefully when I’m ready to head out in early evening for jazz and Japanese food  the sky will be clear again.

I’m hoping that calm and sunshine carries me through for the next two months.   It’s hard to find words for this first year journey.  Maybe I’ve been treading water, moving just to keep myself steady.  There was no morning where I bounded out of bed and raced into the kitchen to find someone I loved waiting for me to engage  with for day.

Treading… I’m remembering how you spoke about your time on the island of Cyprus aiding Jews held with you in the  holidng camp, trying to escape to Palestine when the British held power.  You treaded water for hours when those plans were thwarted .

I’m treading next to you now, wondering when this life without you will  feel normal.

August 21….  our first anniversary apart. What will that day feel like?

MIss you on our first 4th apart.  No barbecue with friends at 247 Oradell Ave.

Bonnie S.


4 thoughts

  1. Particular days bring back more memories. Nathan & family are in this weekend, & we’ve been thinking of Arvie & how much he loved fireworks, although often there wasn’t a place to fire them off! I remember your date of the 21st because it’s Carter’s birthday. It’s raining hard this morning, so unusual for us, and I’m sorry for those who are planning things out of doors. Best laid plans, right? Hope for sunshine for you, Bonnie! Moving toward this year’s marking is hard I know.

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