Freedom came when he moved to New York. He began to dress and live as Veronica for days on end. He went to classes at Julliard that way and had already played in one ensemble recital as Veronica, feeling wonderful in a long black formal dress instead of a tux. And not encountering too much opposition. Ronnie played just as well as Ron, maybe better, because she was revelling in being the person she’d always wanted to be.