I waited to write this slice when I returned from the Burns for the first time there at an event without you. No, I didn’t go solo. I had Hilda with me who returned to her NYC roots as we watched the 25 year old movie, Crossing Delancy St. and then participate in a Q and A with the duo of Amy Irving and Peter Riegert.
Of course, Tuvia, I was misty-eyed. Of course, I thought about you and didn’t sit in our usual seats. And as we were just about the end of the film I remembered that you lined over to me as the credits began rolling and expressed your disappointment that it just ended without confirmation of their future. I smiled, touched your cheek and whispered. “Of course, they will end up together. Of course.”
It was wonderful to sit with an audience who loved seeing it again as much as I did. It was wonderful that I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve seen the movie… and that it was still fresh… I remember feeling Izzy was ME once. No, not now, but I had the sense of grab you when I got the opportunity even if you weren’t a pickle man.
And it was wonderful getting to know them as older adults… in boomer group.
Loved the night… and now I need to get set the table for dinner tomorrow.
Crazy day ahead…. up early to travel to Albany with my buddy Mary to document teachers in the midst of doing cool things in their classrooms and then a race back to host a dinner here.
Loving this full schedule…wishing you were here to enjoy it with me.