Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth-largest city in the United States. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 2.1 million people within an area of 579 square miles. ~ Wikipedia
I was in Houston for 3 days. In the 4th largest city in the U.S., I had dinner with a college professor from New Jersey. As I got into the cab in Houston to meet the man from Ewing, the cab driver was quietly crying while he listened to the funeral of “Miss Whitney Houston” on the radio that was taking place in Ewing, New Jersey.
It was all sort of surreal. Whitney Houston and Houston and Ewing all merging for a few moments in the rain in a Yellow Cab in Texas.
It went from surreal to really special when the elevator opened at the Holiday Inn and out stepped the professor, my son, whom I hadn’t seen in 2 1/2 years. It was a glorious 8 hours of catching up on so much more than just the everyday things. If small talking is like my regular book and bobber and a worm on the hook, then this was like chartering a private boat to unknown places and deep-sea fishing.
We had dinner at Pappadeaux where we ate Cajun style seafood and grits and dirty rice. As is always the case when I have the privilege of spending time with either of my children, who are long past childhood, I learned so much and treasured every moment.
I can’t remember Dan and I ever having a conflict. I don’t happen to share his love of football but I did watch all the Star Wars movies with him. So Dan, this video is for you. I’m pretty sure you’ll love The Piano Guys (even though this one just features Steven Sharp Nelson on dueling cellos). 😀
And to all you Star Wars fans, or cello fans, this is such an amazing video! I hope you have some fun with it and may the force be with you!