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Drunkenly, Serenely, Divinely Aware

We just returned from New York City. We flew in from La Guardia about 7pm last night. It was a four day trip to celebrate my best friend Steve’s birthday. We partook in some great meals while in New York. We met up with lovely friends. We saw two hilarious Broadway shows. We also took some time to just sit at cafes and take in the people- sites of New York. Lingering over lunch or coffee while in a big city like New York is one of our favorite things to do. We have been doing it for a long time. Our first trip together as a couple was to Manhattan. We had been dating for less than a month when Steve flew to New York to meet me. At the time I was a flight attendant working out of Newark Airport. Steve came up to celebrate his birthday. That was 1986. We have been to NYC many times since then. Sometimes we went as tourist. For twelve years we went to work the New York Gift Show with our gift line from Studio Vertu. This trip was different. It was planned as a leisure trip and a celebration but there was a palpable sense of melancholy that neither of us anticipated. Expect the unexpected right? We never know what the next moment will bring,…