I met Alan---his nickname was Arnie in those days---in the Tulane U Choir. We became buddies and for a short, happy time, sweethearts. I left New Orleans for the adventurous life I wanted. Some years back I realized that I hadn't really appreciated his special genius and tried unsuccessfully to get in touch with him. His phenomenal creativity with everyday life will always be with me. Every day his joyful, luminous words come to mind. I loved him more than I knew. Rest well, dearest Arnie, and come back glowing!