Thursday, May 10, 2012

When Your Lover Comes Back As A Bird

Sy (Seymour) Lemler, who lives in Hollywood, Florida, loves the nearby nude beach at Haulover where he has been a regular for many years. In 2008, when Bobby, his partner, died, Sy, who is now 80 years old, forced himself to return to that beach alone, continuing the almost daily ritual he had shared with Bobby during their years together. On that day, Bobby came back to Sy. At the nude beach. As a pigeon.  With rare exception, Bobby has perched on Sy’s knee every day at Haulover for almost four years.

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Nelly said...

I just finished reading that. What a lovely story. Sy's attitude to life is amazing - three bereavements and he considers himself the luckiest man in the world. He is.

bats :[ said...

I like that Bobby adopted a low-key alias, but is just as loyal to Sy now as he was then.