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NODDING TO DAVYD ON 57th

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Six months have passed. In spite of what people say, it doesn’t get much easier. There’s still a gaping wound. 

I still listen for Davyd when I go downstairs in the mornings to make my breakfast; I still think of him all day long; I still look for him when I come home at night. 

But I have a lot of friends and for that I’m grateful. 

For several years Davyd and I would spend weeks at a time in New York while I was shooting various TV shows. While I was working, Davyd would study at the Art Students League on 57th Street. Yesterday I received a note from a very kind friend, my driver on one of my shows:

“Norman, 

I just wanted to share with you that I tear up every time I drive down 57th as I think of Davyd. When I first heard he had chosen to leave our world, my heart grew sad. My sister also chose to leave this place when I was 18 and she was 24. This world is cruel for some.

You and I only worked together a short time but you made an impression on me as a good man. When you shared Davyd’s story with me I could feel the love. I am sorry I took so long to contact you but I wanted to wait until the fog lifted a bit. I also wanted you to know how Davyd lives on in the strangest places (a teamster…me…tears up every time I drive down 57th and think of Davyd studying there and I think of your love.)

I will write again. I would like to share some stories of my sister with you. I often feel I am luckier than most as I have had this spirit or angel looking over me for all these years…I somehow hope Davyd and my sister have met in that other place.

Signed, a teamster whose path you crossed who was touched by your love for another…saddened by your loss. But I nod to Davyd on your behalf every time I drive down 57th.”

I am so moved by this note, and amazed that it arrived just as this six-month anniversary presses in upon me.  I am appreciative to my all of my friends and all they've done to encourage and support me. I carry on with the help of those who surround me.

And it makes me feel good to think that Davyd also continues to be acknowledged in the thoughts of others, and it is my hope that he knows that in that other place.

 


Comments

  • Vanessa Wednesday, 22 April 2015

    You have your own angel watching you

    Dear Norman,

    I've been following you for a while now and I think you are a lovely person with a big heart. I'm very sorry for your loss. I don't know you and I didn't know davyd but I can imagine that you two had something very special. Now you have your own beloved angel watching you. Thank you for being in this world. Stay strong.

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