Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Gathering

An email arrived last week from Pat, and she said that we should all get together, those of us in our Newsday "family," to celebrate our friend Tony. So we came from all the corners of Long Island to talk of how we missed him and what a wonderful person he was. It was a time for me to be reminded, more than ever now, how much I miss my friends and colleagues. It's funny, but I think we all go to work, and see our friends and colleagues every day, and probably take it all for granted. Then many of us leave, and we loose these connections. Pat is wonderful, because she is the one who feels this loss first, I think and she says: "It is time for all of us to get together again." It was a lovely evening, and the connections are still deep and rewarding.

1 comment:

Sylvia said...

I was there. If you just take a look at the books everywhere, it gives you a notion of the wonderful people who live in this cozy house ("a very, very, very fine house, with two cats in the yard," in the words of the song), Lawrence and Pat and Sophie. And wine glasses squeezed into the shelves alongside the books. Without coming together like this, the ex-Newsday folks are a diaspora of sorts. It's important not to leave this part of our lives behind. important to honor those good times together and build a few new memories. Thanks, Pat, for helping us reconnect and make those memories. Love to all, Sylvia