“So yes, I want more, but not more stuff. I want more early mornings, more hiking and connecting with nature, more meaningful conversations & hand holding. More seeing the world. More creativity. More crazy ideas. More love.” ~ Courtney Carver
I’m not sure I’ve told you about my beloved friend David Dewitt, and that’s awful because 1. It tells me just how long it’s been since we’ve seen one another (a crying shame) and 2. I should have told you about him sooner because he’s one of my all-time favorite people in the world. As you might have guessed, among his many, many talents, David is an actor. That’s him on the right with fellow actor Miles Doleac in 2014’s The Historian, which I just saw tonight on Amazon Prime. David has done a few films, he’s done a lot of theater, but he’s made most of his living as a writer. His last stint as a journalist was with the New York Times as editor of… oh gosh, the Arts and Leisure section I think. His success as a journalist has taken he and husband, actor Larry Ash (another big love), all over the world. The little dutch figurine they brought me from their time in Amsterdam is one of my most treasured possessions. Today, David’s imparting his wisdom to up and coming writers as a teacher. When I think about how horrible I have become with corresponding with friends, David is the first person I always think of because I feel empty in his absence. We have never shared a bad conversation. Ever. He is one of the most uplifting, positive people I have ever known, and his smile lights up a room. I squealed like a little girl when I saw him on screen this evening. I couldn’t be more proud of him, and I’m beyond honored that we’re friends. What a blessing he is to this world.