what almost was

there were those nights
we sat in your alcove
drinking wine drinking tea
eating watermelon apple slices
nibbling on Italian cookies cake
after a late show
at the Lincoln Plaza Cinema
talking of books
we were reading
of the upcoming season
at Carnegie Hall
of an aria
sung by Renée Fleming
there was the food
you packed for me
to take home
and that sadness lingering
as I left
of what almost was
and never would be
again

“We must build bridges between people, and we must also build walls: the walls of new kitchens, new schools, new…

from Douglas Moore’s Art of Quotation

Art of Quotation

“We need to keep this country great by continuing its long tradition of being inclusive, of fighting the forces of exclusion that threaten us every day.

We must build bridges between people, and we must also build walls: the walls of new kitchens, new schools, new hospitals.

If we continue to be inclusive and welcoming, we are only going to keep moving it forward, to make the America we all dream of.”

José Andrés, chef, Spanish, American

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“Writing is an escape from a world that crowds me. I like being alone in a room. It’s almost a form of meditation- an investigation of my own life.”

from Douglas Moore’s Art of Quotation: RIP Neil Simon and thanks for making us all laugh

Art of Quotation

“Writing is an escape from a world that crowds me. I like being alone in a room. It’s almost a form of meditation- an investigation of my own life.”

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