Remembering Marcello Truzzi
Marcello Truzzi was and is one of the most remarkable
men I have ever known. During a friendship of 15 years, we shared interests
in skepticism, music, magic, mentalism, religion, philosophy, comedy, the
golden age of television and radio, you name it. Marcello knew enough about
almost anything and everything. Yet, we shared in-depth analysis of many
things that might escape most people's attention, such as why jokes were
funny ("No Richard, stop laughing hysterically — that's not why the joke
is funny. Stop it! You're laughing for the wrong reason!").
He studied everything and everybody. He learned and
"professed." But more than that, he shared his humanity, his wit and excitement
for life. True, he talked faster than most everyone, but I suspect that
was only because he found the world so interesting that he simply wanted
to share that much more with his friends and colleagues.
And that is precisely why his loss is so difficult
for me to accept. Those who knew and loved him depended on his joy and
zest for life, no matter what the topic. The one thing Marcello never really
knew was that the "topic" did not matter. To us, he mattered. He, himself,
not what he knew about anything in particular, no "it" or "other," but
rather Marcello himself. I wish he could have known and felt how much he
was treasured just for his being and not for necessarily knowing or doing
I know he felt he didn't write and publish enough.
But the fact is, a teacher effects eternity, because he never knows where
his influence stops. Marcello was like that. The thousands of students
he "professed" to and his friends and family live on. We remember. And
if we continue, he continues!
There is not a single day that goes by that I don't
think of and miss Marcello Truzzi. I hear the laughter. I feel it. And
forgive me Marcello, my old friend — you are the reason for the laughter.
I know exactly why. Instead of loss, I am learning to just be grateful
for the time we did share!
is an Ericksonian hypnotherapist, author/creator, and psychic entertainer.