On the way to a family wedding in Monsey.

We stopped back home in Riverdale, NY after 20 years.

Wow, old building still here.

And the KeyFood supermarket too.

Had a nice lunch at Kai Fan kosher Chinese food (the Sesame Chicken was great!).

Went up to my parents old apartment and saw the outlines of where the mezuzah had once stood.

I wanted to hear their voices through the door and go in to see them again.

It was very emotional, but I felt like their presence was there with us.

Enjoyed seeing how some (very few) things have changed and all that has otherwise stayed the same

With seeing my wife’s family, some after many years, it was like I had never not seen them.

I imagined that this is what dying must be like when you go to the afterlife and there is no time and you see everybody and it’s just like they have always been there.

That was an amazing realization and feeling for me. ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Andy Blumenthal is a dynamic, award-winning leader with 30 years of experience delivering results across the public and private sectors. Views are his alone.

Andy Blumenthal is a dynamic, award-winning leader with 30 years of experience delivering results across the public and private sectors. Views are his alone.