From Nancy Hom

root - Posted on 08 November 2009

by Staff Writer

Al and Freddy on a journey

To find the nose flute mountain man,

To seek the source of his laughter.

Safe journey up the mountain, Al.

Careful of the wild boar.

And when you've had your fill of roaming,

Come home to Manilatown

Where we wait with open arms.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine....



Hi Al,

We gathered at the Manilatown Center on Saturday to wish you well and heard the good news that you can open your eyes. So we are very joyous and jubilant and hope for a fast recovery.

The sun has been shining so bright these past few days and the weather so warm everyone is out soaking up the blue blue skies and falling in love. How good to still be alive, yes? Even as you lie there - to remember the caress of the sun on your face and the music and songs, to hear the voices of everyone who loves you and now to see them - how precious this human birth is!

This weekend I was dancing and will dance again tonight - swing, foxtrot, samba, waltz, salsa, merengue, bachata, cha cha - you name it . Remember when we danced at Manilatown? As if we were in a taxi dance hall - you so sure of your moves and me hesitantly following. Now I dance with men, I dance with women, I dance alone with the music as my soulful partner. It was you who introduced me to the poetry and the music and the song and the dance - it's all come to me now as I sway to the beat, in all this heat, thinking of you....

All my love,



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