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Robin Levine
Jan 30, 2022
In MISCELLANEOUS
Love in all its intimate and inanimate forms, is a freaking battlefield... my strong warrior woman friend ... today is one of those battles and tomorrow you will have taken the hill ... I just watched a documentary called Reframed: Marilyn Monroe on CNN ... it reminded me of you ... I remember how Marilyn was one of your first impersonations, at least at home, I remember how you impersonated her breathiness, her features, her look ... what you probably didn't know and neither did I is that she was a feminist who created this personae and then defended not only her rightful place in the movies but as businesswoman ... and I see now that she was respected for her strength at a time when women were overlooked into the industry ... look at what you have done with your life ... you have so much more to give... I love you, Lissa ... love is a battlefield .... xo <3
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Robin Levine
Dec 03, 2021
In MISCELLANEOUS
Oh Lissa... you have been on my mind and I just read your post from October and talk about inappropriate crying....I'm either feeling your psychically or who knows - I have brain issues left over from the brain surgery that almost took my life. I have been crying a lot, thinking about you, about friends, at Hamilton ... I am having trouble processing this terrible news. You are such a life force and for me, you've always lived your life unapologetically as happily and busily as you wanted. We've known each other since 7th grade... 54 years! I know you in a way many others don't because we grew up together ... I knew your family, your parents, your grandma Negrin who gave us uzo after we rode our bikes there... because of your mom, I love those stuffed Greek tomatoes... I remember you hanging over the balcony at the movie theatre near the Plaza as we watched Romeo and Juliet ... we auditioned for PA together... I hung out with you and your friends and although I know you don't remember much of it or me as part of that time in your life, I have never forgotten how much of a part of my life you are... how much Paula was ... my heart is breaking ... I just lost 2 of my close friends and now you are suffering with ALS... I will do ask you ask and write something for your website ... I will let some people that I know know about you ... I think we all have these terrible illnesses and horrible things happen to us but in the midst of them we find the good - the people who love us, who care, who are there by our side ... through the terrible illness I have I have learned to look at the silver lining where I can find it ... your have your Bill and Smokey and your great group of supportive friends ... I have been concerned about you since you told me you had chronic leukemia years ago ... but you are one strong fucking woman ... I love you, my friend, my heart, my soul, and I'm sorry you have to live with this thief ALS ... I just watched the documentary on Selma Blair, the actress diagnosed with MS called Introducing Selma Blair .... I took inspiration and strength from her ... I take it from you.... if you can, watch the Beatles Get Back documentary ... I promise you'll cry but it won't be inappropriately ... I love you , my friend
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Robin Levine
Dec 03, 2021
In MISCELLANEOUS
My dearest Lissa, one of my lifelong friends … I know you and I know how tough you are … I know you want me to call you Lissa but to me you will always be Elissa or Lisa … 7th grade was where we met and while I have seen you very few times in the past 54 years, I think about you often because we shared a love of theatre or should I say drama. I remember you hanging over the balcony at the Paris Arts theatre where we saw “Romeo & Juliet” and wailing … I recall the many nights we slept at each others’ houses and the days we cut school at my mom’s apartment. Do you remember the drills we used to have? You used to call the house to see if you could come up but sometimes mom hadn’t left for work yet or came back unexpectedly and she was one suspicious woman. One day, we drilled by putting you in my sister’s closet with the sliding door and I forgot about you for several hours. I thought you’d suffocated in there. But we got in trouble that day because Paula, your lovely, wonderful older sister had driven to school with your bag lunch that you’d left at home that day. Oops … she showed up at my door with your lunch and for a long time held it over your head and didn’t tell your folks. While we both auditioned for PA, I didn’t get in because of my lousy math and science grades and the long train trip to the city, but I hung out with you and your friends and you so graciously included me with them wherever you went. I know you, Lissa, and you have the bones of a the well-born, strong-headed, strong-willed and willful and you will tackle this thing on the days you have the strength to do so and on the days you don’t, everyone who loves you like me will pick up the task. I love you, my friend…. I love you, Lissa.... Robin xoxoxoxo
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