Sat and talked with Bernard. He’s an older guy – I figure in his 70s or so – grew up in Europe – lived through the wars. So fantastic to talk with someone from a different era. I’ve written about it before and it’s still important: elders are immensely useful – for everyone. To see this vibrant, intelligent, older man still full of life and vitality and surviving the history he has is important to me. Like when Ray was talking today about doing volunteer work at a home for teenage boys and that they had remarked that they don’t know anyone like him – successful and professional. They don’t come into contact with ‘living examples’ of sucess. That reminds me that sometimes – just being present around others can be an inspiration.
Very excited. I figured out how to use the cheap wireless access here at the coffeeshop – only 7 bucks for a month of access – I can tell you right now I’ll be camped out here until my DSL turns back on. It is fun to watch people go by.