My favorite Robin Williams movie is The Fisher King. In it, he plays Parry, a homeless man shattered by tragedy, living in his own world. One especially beautiful scene depicts Parry crossing through Grand Central Terminal following a woman he has a crush on, when suddenly all the commuters rushing by become couples waltzing around the majestic grand concourse. It’s a stunning image, and I always think of it when I walk through the terminal.
Part of the vegetable garden at Fountain House BronxLast night I attended the one-year anniversary celebration of Fountain House Bronx, and it was a lovely affair. The atmosphere was celebratory, the speeches were inspiring, and the food was wonderful, but my favorite moment came after most of the activity was over.