a collect call…

no…i’m not in Vermont…yes…the colors are amazing…reds and golds…yes…but i’m not there…it is gorgeous…mountains…overnight…it is beautiful…i’m not there…no…not in Vermont…i’ve seen Lake Champlain…i know…yes…getting to be ’bout that time…yes…the waters are cold…yes…ice cold…yes it is amazing…everything is amazing…yes…i’m calling from New York…
no…not upstate…yes…New York is close to Vermont…it is beautiful…yes…what…no…no…i’m in the city…yes…New York City…it is big…uhuh…lots of people…yes…too many people…listen…just listen…no…i have not seen the Statue of Liberty…uhuh…no…i need you to listen to me…please listen…what…no…Bloomberg is no-longer mayor…yes…he was for a long time…i don’t know if he’d make a good president…just hear me…listen…no…no sir…the leaves have not changed yet…they are still green…yes…it is August…yes sir…yes…i am sure…i’m calling from Bellevue…yes…Bellevue…it’s in Manhattan…yes…New York…what…it’s a hospital…yes…no sir…look…please listen…just listen…dad…dad…well…sort-of…no pop…i have to go now…yes…i’ve been to Vermont…i know…the colors are beautiful…no dad…no…i’m on the 12th floor…the 12th floor…it is not a hotel sir…no…it is not…yes dad…Bellevue…yes…like on Barney Miller…the crazy house…yes…that’s the one…no dad…no…a while…i said a while…i have to go…people need to use this phone…no dad…no…i don’t need you to come get me…no i do not…please pop…please…goodbye dad…i said goodbye…mom’s dead dad…yes…i’m sorry…yes…i have to go now…i have to go…bye…bye-bye…..she passed-away last March…no i wasn’t there…i was not…i couldn’t afford a ticket…no dad…no…i’m sorry…yes dad…i have to go now…i don’t know when i’m getting out…no…i don’t know…i have to go now…i’m sorry ’bout mom…yes…O.K. …bye now…bye…

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