"It’s been really overwhelming. When I heard that everybody was so nice, you know all the friends all over the place, I think it just kind of helped me keep on a bit. It made me wanna really work hard and fight to get normal. I guess I felt extremely lucky on many levels during this, just to have so many good people around me, and rooting for me. I can’t get over how good my people are."
This article was difficult to read in some spots — especially hearing the extent of Jonathan’s injuries. BUT! It’s wonderful that a guy whose positive energy affected so many has experienced it tenfold in return at a time when he needed it most. This is what it’s all about, people.
Can’t wait for my bud to come back East and get us all dancing again. Your people, Mr. Toubin, are ready when you are :)
“And even that late in the game I still liked going to parties, all parties, bad parties, Saturday-afternoon parties given by recently married couples who lived in Stuyvesant Town, West Side parties given by unpublished or failed writers who served cheap red wine and talked about going to Guatalajara, Village parties where all the guests worked for advertising agencies and voted for Reform Democrats, press parties at Sardi’s, the worst kind of parties. You will have perceived by now that I was not one to profit by the experience of others, that it was a very long time indeed before I stopped believing in new faces and began to understand the lesson in that story, which was that it is distinctly possible to stay too long at the Fair.”—Joan Didion (on living in New York)