Dear Harvey,

Remember the time you were leading a workshop at the George School in Pennsylvania? At the end of the workshop people were crowding around you, saying good-bye and hugging you. Wanting to thank you for such a deep and hopeful workshop, I stood by embarrassed, awaiting my turn. Too uncomfortable to push my way into the crowd, I decided to leave and went to my car. Then I got annoyed with myself for not having the courage to thank you and went back. You were alone, taking down scrolls from the wall in the literature room. I walked up to you and thanked you for the workshop. As we hugged you said, "Did you ever think we'd have such a wonderful life at our age?" It was clear you were having a ball.* I have never forgotten that.

Dorothy Carroll
West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA 

*Having a wonderful time

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