The day I met Betty for the first time, at her beautiful farm in upstate NY, she wrapped her heart around me and my children as if she had known us forever. Never once did we reconnect after any length of time, without first catching up on our children. Even with deadlines and patients/clients ever in need of our attention, there was always time for the conversations that mothers and human beings need to have with one another...as if she magically breathed extra space into the moment to make room for so much life. Her love for her precious family, her love for the family of humankind and her egoless intellect were a magical combination. Words cannot express how deeply this remarkable woman influenced my life. There was and never will be anyone else like her, but we can all aspire to come close.
All my love to the Lardi family.