Today I am thinking of State Senator Len Suzio. Specifically, I am thinking of how hard you worked for all of us here in Middletown. I doubt any other State Senator ever attended as many events as you did or did as much for Middletown. Your loss is ultimately our loss. How sad it all makes me.
I can't enumerate all the reasons you were a great senator. (Capping the gas tax, suspending the prisoner early release program do come to mind.) However, I can speak to all I know about what a wonderful friend you are. And that is what I want to pause and write about here.
The time that you spent the afternoon with my Mother after her brother died. All of the events you attended and called me en route, asking me for directions to the venue. All of the times you didn't have to take the time and yet you did, telling me how I should proceed with this or that issue. I remember it all.
What was always the most remarkable and notable thing about you was this and is astonishing in its simplicity: you were accessible and down-to-earth. So many times my Mother would remark to me, "You DO know he is a Senator, don't you, Lea?" And I'd have to stop and think about the significance of what she was saying. You were just THAT easy to speak with.
I chose this song just for you, Len. Corrine Bailey Rae. Utterly adorable. And the song - evokes such a sweet vibe. This is what I hope life is like for you and Kate and all the family - as pleasant as it is depicted in this song. Enjoy.
All the best,