Strangers At The Feast – Robert G. Wertzler

Two Thanksgivings

Two Christmases

Two Hanukkahs

Two Winter Solstices

Two Kwanzaas

Two Las Posadas

Two Soyals

All gone by with no real gathering

Lost to a virus

So much change

New marriages

New divorces

New lovers

New children

New comings out

New politics

All that and more

The cast of characters changed

The play’s old script shredded

Strangers at the feast

Photo by Anastasiia Chepinska on Unsplash


Bob Wertzler is retired from almost twenty years in the mental health field in California and Arizona. There are times the title, “Recovering Therapist”, seems to fit. In 2006 he retired to move to Western North Carolina to help and become primary care giver for his father who had developed Dementia. Before all that, there was work at various times as a soldier (US Army 1967-70), community organizer, cab driver, welfare case worker, wooden toy maker, carpenter, warehouse worker, and other things. He relates to a line in a Grateful Dead song, “What a long, strange trip its been.”

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