I’m never, ever lonely when I’m listening to Tony Bennett. There is something immediately right there with you in the warmth of his voice. He gets in your company while you’re in his. It is a kind of embrace, a conversation, as if you are in the midst of a good meal or have set a bit for a lingering coffee or snack.

Bennett is your friend. Friendship with a smile, and any and every emotion gesture is just right. A “just right” that is right there where you can feel it.

There is a bit of did I tell you this? or what do you think about that? in every phrase. It’s the easiest of conversations. Every single note is a complete romance. Love, joy, sorrow, melancholy, introspection, celebration, recollection, inspiration, and love all over again.

Thank you, Tony. I’m never, ever lonely when I’m listening.