September 11, 2008

Lest we let the day go without...

(I sent this to the company this morning)

It was not long ago, on another September 11, that I was in a hotel room in Tokyo, when I received a call early in the evening as I was dressing for dinner, that something was amiss in New York City. Gael Towey and I were in Japan to launch our new Japanese business.

Television coverage showed the horrendous goings on, and from that distance we tried to reach our families, our offices and our friends. Isolated and worried we found ourselves stranded in Japan for five days, all air traffic cancelled by the U.S. Government.

In N.Y.C. everyone coped as best they could.

Now we are in a more normal mode in this beautiful city. We are working hard, making beautiful things, being productive and creative.

In Bedford, at my farm, we are actually taping our first show of the new season today with a live audience- it will be aired at 11 a.m. Monday morning.

Maybe we are all a bit more cautious, maybe we look up and back a little bit more than we did before that fateful September 11, but with optimism and fortitude all of us can look forward and not backwards.

The show must go on.......