Going Places (outside)I got a new apartment a few years after I moved to Los Angeles and, like she always did any time I moved, mom sent me several cards and letters at my new address so I’d have mail and wouldn’t be lonely.

It breaks my heart almost every day that I have no recordings of her voice, but I do at least have hundreds of samples of her handwriting, which I adore. In this card she wrote:



Hi, David,

I just wanted to congratulate you on finding a new apartment. I plan to see it as soon as I possibly can!

I hope that all your days there are filled with hopes realized and dreams that come true.

Given that this is just a little schmaltzy – have a heck of a great time in your new digs!

Lots of Love,



Going Places (inside)