He met author Judy Blume at an event for the library where he works. Or more precisely, she asked to meet him. Now a Key West resident, she'd heard about the local author who was injured in the bike collision and spent some one-on-one time with him. That raised his spirits. For yes, he's a library assistant but he's also a published author and poet, and that's where his heart is.
Somehow we found ourselves on the subject of faces, and he said that actress Kate Hudson has an expressive face that's "more than beautiful." Likewise, Sophia Loren. And me. (People mention Sophia and me together all the time!) He rhapsodized about Reg's heavily-lidded eyes. While it's obvious that his love enhances how he views Reg and me, it was good to hear him sounding like my affectionate old friend again. Friday, he was happy and sweet and positive.
I'm so glad my friend is on his way back to me!