“Do you want to hear something that will cheer you up?” he asks. I shrug. “Are you ready?” I nod. “I played Captain von Trapp in Year Four.” “You did not.” “Yeah, I did.” The bus comes toward us, and as we stand up he breaks out into “Edelweiss” and he sings it loudly and dramatically, his voice wavering with mock emotion. And I hug him, holding him tight. At first I think I’m doing it for him, but then I don’t want to let go, so he does the letting go.