shu and joe


Published on January 23, 2006

It’s a good thing he brought the Navigator. When the Delancy Car Service driver pulled up to our building Saturday morning and saw the stack of luggage we had waiting in the lobby, he had one question: “Did you ask for a truck?” I hadn’t, but I was certainly glad that he showed up in one. Watching the bags fill the cavity of the SUV, it was clear that a car would not have done.

As we settled into our leather bucket seats, the driver flicked the dial of the in-dash satellite radio system to 106.7 Lite FM. The voice of Stevie Nicks cut into the warm winter air: “I’ve been afraid of changing ’cause I’ve built my life around you. Time makes you bolder, even children get older and I’m getting older too.”

Appropriate I suppose. For the next five minutes I was lost in thoughts of my past few years in New York, and the thought of, today, leaving it behind. I’ll admit it – I got a bit teary-eyed.

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