Today is Florentina’s birthday.
She is the last in the family to celebrate her birthday since Andrew died.
The first was Robert, then me, then Hugh and now her.
We are a very close family, we do everything together, and to not have one of us at such important times is painful. It is a reminder, if one was needed, that Andrew is no longer on this plane of existence.
To cheer us up yesterday, (I have a questionable sense of humor) I told Hugh and Florentina how I had heard death explained somewhere.
It goes like this:
Imagine you go to see a movie. When you get there you sit down like everybody else. But after watching for a while you realize that you don’t like this movie and you get up and leave. Now the other people in the movie theatre see you leave and they get upset. And they organize a funeral for you.
Now that would be really funny, wouldn’t it?
Anyway, I don’t know about you, but Hugh and Florentina laughed. They didn’t bend over laughing, but they did laugh.
It is restaurant week in New York and to celebrate Florentina’s birthday, today we are going to have lunch at Spice Market in downtown Manhattan. The food is absolutely glorious and the restaurant itself is a nice place to be in and relax.
But as it always happens on occasions such as this, we can’t help think and say:
“Andrew would have loved this.”
Yes he would have loved it, and so will we.
Happy Birthday Florentina
We All Love You