Thanks to all my readers. May you have a wonderful 2013.
The last of my cards went in the mail this morning. (I usually go with a non-denominational PEACE-type message, so is long as I'm done by the first of the year, I figure I'm cool.
I like sending cards. It started when I was in practice. The clients liked them, and I told myself it bought me a little grace from even the nastiest. All my active clients got one; so did everybody who sent me one the year before. I'd send eight or ten for every card I received.
A year retired, and I am down to my last five. A woman of Spanish origin, whom I helped get a divorce 40 years ago. The wife of a guy I represented in a work comp case and to whom I kept lending money for years. (She paid back every cent.) Both members of a couple I represented at different times; he's from Greece and she's from China. (They took me and my wife to dinner once; one of the only times that happened.) And finally a guy who's serving life for murder. I represented him in one thing or another all the while this cold case, totally unrelated to our business, was waiting to fall on him.
I can see them all in my head, which does not mean if we passed on the street I would know them, or them me, to nod.
It feels nice, though.
Causes Bob Levin Supports
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, ACLU, PEN, Berkeley Emergency Food & Housing Project.