Genes and jeans. Thanks to my nephew for manning the camera [ + ]
This was the scene as family gathered to see my brother off to Atlanta—not for vacation, but for life and work.
It’s a big deal, but as Glass-folk we underplay the weight of something and ham it up with talk of things like jobs, life, and hairstyles. Good thing the Oscars were playing in the background — plenty of fodder in the latter department (but my sister stole the night with her stunning ‘do).
So very good to see my nephews, their other halves, and my niece with her ten-thousand watt smile.
Did I mention I need to go out there and get in on one of those card games at my sister’s house? I do. Now that I’ve got solid wheels…
Anyway, the night ended early as Robert had to hit the road and meet the movers down there in The 4-0-4— missing out on all the major categories as the big award show extended ’til midnight.
What you don’t see pictured are the moments when the reality of the his departure set in. As we raised glasses around the dining room table and my sister said kind words, my eyes filled with tears. And when my mom and bro hugged right before he slipped out into the night, you could feel it wasn’t an ordinary hug by the air itself.
Current music: Stan Getz “Goodbye”