I find myself thinking of the John Lennon quote — “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” — quite often. Maybe I’m getting old. But honestly, there never is a good time for bad news.
Yesterday, my uncle died. Massive coronary. It was out of the blue. It was quick, and then he was gone. So, today, I’m on my way home. RMAF is not even half done, and while I have a lot of pics to share, I don’t have a lot of detail. It’ll have to do, I’m afraid. There’s just nothing for it. Family. It comes before everything.
It’s a little surreal, leaving that bustling hive of life, passion and art to go and sit shiva. Full circle, I guess.
Anyway, I just wanted to apologize in advance. More will be coming about RMAF, have no fear. But for me, for today, my thoughts are elsewhere.
For now, just do me a favor. Sometime today, hoist a glass in Boston’s general direction in memory of a man you never knew. Trust me, you’d have liked him.