After deciding last week that I was going to stay home every night this week, I decided to go to Fratello’s Pizzeria in Frankfort, NY for food and music, as I used to do almost every Wednesday. A quick check of their Facebook page told me Justin Smithson was playing acoustic guitar.
As I walked in, I was greeted by Geno the bartender and Justin Smithson himself. I ordered a garlic pizza with sausage and mushrooms. It was one of Steven’s favorite things to order. I was sipping some Chardonnay, also a favorite of his. The music started shortly.
I was loving it right away. Justin started with a beautiful James Taylor song. Then I dissolved into embarrassing tears as he got to the chorus: “But I always thought that I’d see you again.” This is what happens. Every day I realize I will never see my husband Steve again. However, I must try not to make a spectacle of myself.
Justin moved on to play a variety of tunes. At one point he asked for requests, and a man said, “Cat Stevens!” Justin played “Wild World,” which is a song that plays in my head when I am running and go by a WildWood camper.
“Made my night!” said the requestor when the song was done.
I greatly enjoyed hearing the music. I will be back at Fratello’s again soon!
Justin is amazing. He has the talent of someone who have made it super big outside the valley. I’m glad you enjoyed him.
I sure did! He is great.
I guess we can’t be afraid to cry in public. Grief hits when it wants to.
I just don’t want it to look like a bid for sympathy.