After 22 hours of sheer agony on board the aircraft of death, I finally arrived here in New York completely shaken and a little stirred. It was great to see Trinh after a month apart and might I add, she is looking damn fine! Far from the delicate flower that I saw 4 weeks ago, she is now an independent and sassy New York high flyer. She showed me around our great little apartment and took me to the roof of the complex which was so awesome that I almost spun around and broke out into Sinatra tunes. Great view of the city.
For those that don’t know, we are situated in Chelsea. It’s about a 10 minute walk to times square, just around the corner from the Empire State Building…..infact, I have a view of the Empire State from my desk in the apartment where I write now. Yep, pretty darn cool huh?
Unfortunately, only an hour or so after arriving last night I was told that my Grandmother had passed away. She died peacefully surrounded by family. She was a remarkable woman who had a long and eventful life. I really admired her and will miss her. I’m upset that I won’t be able to attend the funeral, but I’ll of course be thinking of her. I suppose all I can do is dedicate this small space to Iris Hassard. A great woman.
After being told how hot and sunny it has been in New York recently, I woke up today to the sound of pouring rain. Go figure. It’s ok though, it has given me a chance to get settled and mourn a little. Going to hit Greenwich Village tonight and have dinner somewhere. Should be great.
-Posted by Adam