She had asked me several weeks ago and I said yes.
When I woke up yesterday morning I started crying. TBHITW was my New York guy. He knew all the trains and subways and the best places to eat. I almost called Maureen to cancel.
But I didn't. I showered, took some deep breaths and told myself I could do this.
We navigated the trains like pro's. We arrived early enough to have a cocktail before the show.
I had not done any research on the play (of course I had seen the movie years ago) so imagine my delight and surprise when we arrived at the theater and the marquee read:
Driving Miss Daisy
James Earl Jones
Be still my pounding heart! What a thrill to see living legends perform. Ms. Redgrave's grace and poise, Mr. Jones silken voice... Heaven.
After the show Maureen had made reservations at a beautiful Italian Restaurant close to the theater. We enjoyed a lovely meal with a shared bottle of wine. There were a few tears, but also some laughter. More laughter than tears.
Last night when I laid down in bed I realized that for the first time in many, many weeks I had a smile on my face. It was a good day.
Thank you Maureen, my dear Irish friend.