9 years ago in January
I met Lanna Lee Maheux
The love of my life.
The connection was quick
Meeting at the Gershwin Hotel,
A place with hostel rooms I stayed before.
26th and Madison, near where Lanna worked.
Had tickets to see Cody ChestnuTT who I got to know in LA and blues/soul legend Bobby “Blue” Bland.
Dinner at a East African place in Brooklyn, flavors of peanuts, delicious, exotic. I didn’t realize Lanna was used to the homestyle Americana of Maine.
A connection, a deep connection, built on laughs and smiles, touches and caresses. Quick, didn’t take long into the show to get to kisses, getting to know each other making out. This is more than just one night.
One night, to a weekend, to weekends, engagement, marriage, lifelong love.
Meeting the parents in April 2003, engagement January 2004, marriage, July 3, 2004.
9 years later, father in law passed away, first Easter without him, his spirit not with us. A life, commitment, love, comfort, beautiful.
A life started with a personal ad on Nerve/Bust seeking, a funny man, a tall man, funny man, smart man… I love my clown.