Gael Greene – Just in Time
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Dear Friends and Family,
I was meeting fellow adventurers for dinner at Oceans on Second Avenue February first. I’m not sure exactly what happened except that the taxi stopped at the Southwest corner of 19th Street. And moments later I was lying in the gutter asking a bystander to call an ambulance.
I woke up in a busy quartet of rooms at Bellevue some days later after surgery for a crack in my pelvis. Many zip codes away from Fairway and Citarella. I slept a lot.
Did you notice that I’d disappeared?
After three months of physical therapy at Amsterdam House, I moved into a pretty little room at Atria West 86th Street senior residence with two windows on a grey courtyard, a Pullman kitchen, a sweeping tv screen and an alternating duo of aides in uniform treating me like a wounded bird.
Friends sent flowers and books, dinner from Jean-Georges and home-baked bread. Three people sent peanut butter. I’ve been reading a book almost every day and hoping to walk soon without a walker.
I dream a lot…vivid dreams…mostly fun and adventurous. I’m young and glamorous. But the fact is I will be 87 in a few days…At some point our country will recover. I wish dinners together again and deliciousness for us all.
Love and happy times, Gael