Sunday, August 1, 2010

What May Fall (not a humor submission)

Last night, at 11:00pm, I received a message, that a good friend from law school, who I hadn’t seen or spoken to in years, had passed away on Thursday. She was diagnosed with cancer a few months back. She was pregnant. She passed only a short few weeks/months after the birth of her child. She was 34.

This morning, I sent the following response to the message:

I got your message last night, while at dinner.

Nicole and I had just experienced an amazing play called What May Fall, which is about the lives of a group of people and how they are affected after they witnessed the death of a man who fell from a building. The playwright went to school with my brother and wrote the play after he witnessed that exact situation. The characters were inspired by his own struggle to make sense of the tragedy.

Immediately prior to the play, we had left the movie Inception. I won't give anything away other than it is a thinking movie that makes you question and explore your own beliefs on reality.

After I got your message, Nicole and I walked from 74th Street to 26th Street where I was parked. This weekend was our date/stay-cation weekend; Jack is with the grandparents. We were parked on 26th because we have weekend passes to the Del Close Improv Marathon. I don't know if you know this, but I sold my law firm in April, and since then, I am completely focused on nothing except raising Jackson, and studying comedy.

I have never been happier, and if I spend the rest of my life struggling as an artist, I think I will be content doing what I love. Nicole has been writing more and more and just finished her first book, which will be published in January. She too is moving away from what she thought she wanted in life to what she wants right now. It is a process, but I guess all we have is the journey.

I don't fully understand why the universe unfold as it does, and at times it really seems unfair. However, as each day ticks on, all I know is that we only have this moment, so we better make the best of it.

I miss you, and love you, and would love for our kids to play together as soon as possible. What is your 9am-3pm schedule this week?


1 comment:

boopoopadoop said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Being of very similar age & having a young one myself - it always hurts to read this has happened to anyone as it seems too sad to even imagine. Love & prayers to her loved ones.