Absolutely touching and beautifully expressed. Thanks for sharing. I join you, though, in wishing Happy Birthday, Jerry! Wish you were here to celebrate and reflect with us. His absence is even more poignant to consider amidst the recent passing of John Barry. So much of the music we love is moving from the present tense to past. Having just celebrated John Williams' birthday as well, though, I am sending all my warmest, happiest thoughts and saving the melancholy ones for the next blizzard.