Thomas Fiffer tells a heartening tale of young love, tragic loss, and unexpected redemption—performed at The Good Men Project LIVE Storytelling in New York City.
Editor’s Note: The Good Men Project hosts live storytelling featuring our writers on the first Thursday of every other month at The West End in New York City. The video of Thomas Fiffer is from the June 4 performance. The next live storytelling event will be held on August 6. The theme is Arrivals and Departures, and featured storytellers include Christopher M. Anderson, Ina Chadwick, Andy Schulkind, Jerry Waxler, Edie Weinstein, and Robert Zeitlin. Tickets are available through EventBrite. Seating is limited and the June event was standing room only, so you’ll want to reserve early. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. $20 for a Gold Premium Membership and free admission.
We savored the magical moments. Talking late at night in the basement bedroom of her parents’ house, before I sneaked up the creaky stairs, tiptoeing back to the room I was supposedly sleeping in. An out-of-body experience on the couch in my mother’s family room. And reading Rilke on the bottom bunk of her parents’ vacation home on Martha’s Vineyard. But like all magical moments, they ended too quickly, and we always had to put the rabbit back in the hat too soon.
Photo—The Good Men Project/YouTube