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When the Moon is in the 7th House

Lake Anne Plaza- Reston, Virginia (photo by Tim Farmer)

I don’t know if Jupiter was aligned with Mars or not but peace, love, hugs and kindness reigned at the great Reston, Virginia reunion of 2011 as the Age of Aquarius made its return for one lovely and memorable weekend.

It feels like the hundreds of us who have somehow remained connected in some way since the 60s and 70s in the idealistic Reston community, are riding a virtual spaceship, hurtling together through life and time, landing every now and again to share a few memories and cocktails and stay up way past our usual bedtimes.

I am personally very grateful to my friends for making the loved ones I dragged along with me feel so welcome and a part of the gathering. Significant-other, Millie, blended in so comfortably and my son, Charlie, paid the ultimate compliment as he repeatedly stated how fun it was to “hang” with these folks. Even Suki the Dog got her share of love as she cruised the Lake Anne Plaza like many of her canine predecessors have through the years.

A personal highlight for me was to get the opportunity to perform some music together with my good friend, George Pittaway and my son in an informal concert-like setting that turned into a kind of musical passing of the torch from one generation to the next.

Without a doubt, the most hilarious and expensive hug of the weekend occurred between me and childhood buddy, Paul Burneko. Poor Paul had his glasses dangling stylishly from his shirt pocket when the bear hug occurred. They’re missing a lens now and probably bent out of shape as well. If you’re reading this, Paul, I am formally offering to either get you a new pair or take you out to a dinner of equivalent value. I’m hoping you choose the dinner.

So—many heartfelt thanks to all of you guys for being the honest, generous, kind, down-to-earth human beings you are. We are blessed to be able to share life’s journeys like this and you are all looking very beautiful to me right now.

Until next time, dear friends…

  1. Phil Latzman
    July 11, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    I love Reston. Stayed there when I worked for you in Newscast Unit for a couple of weeks.
    An idyllic place.Too bad it’s not closer to DC.

  2. Suzy Davis
    July 11, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Could not have been said any better. Really enjoyed meeting you Robert and your pup and family. Peace to you all. see you next time around
    Suzy Davis Trefsgar

  3. Bobbie Kerr Jaeger
    July 11, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    your presence along with your family, who I am sorry I didn’t get to meet, was widely appreciated; your music rocked the house. I think Jeff said, “I’ve never seen anyone dance to this song (Rock me Mama) ; dancers were flying around the front of the rather small and intimate bandstand.

  4. Dixie Kuehnel
    July 11, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Robert — Great music! It was fun to see you performing with your son. I’m impressed with how many talented musicians I grew up with. Hope to see you rocking on at the next reunion.

  5. July 11, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    The whole weekend was magic and I can’t wait till the next gathering. We’re still all connected, no matter how near or far. Love to all, Dianne

  6. Susan Cohen
    July 13, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Beautifully expressed!

  7. December 1, 2011 at 6:04 am

    I’m impressed by your writing. Are you a pofresisnoal or just very knowledgeable?

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