Thursday, January 25, 2007

Meeting Erv
I first met Erv when he came to me as a patient. He was (and is) a soft spoken man with a wry smile and quick sense of humor. He is very bright and easy to under estimate. It was during one of his stress tests (a time when I have a "captive" audience...but I digress) that I learned that Erv had been an engineer, had done movie productions (no videos back then) and was, at the time, teaching photography at a local college. Photography! We bonded
Over the years, Erv and I have become friends.and have stayed in touch since my retirement. At least once a month we meet for breakfast at a nearby resturant. Today is one of those days, and I look forward to stories of the old Lieca cameras and how it was done back then. I also get to see how Erv is doing with his Parkinson's.
Quiet simple times. Sitting with an older man and hearing his stories. It's all good for my soul.
Paddle safe...


JohnB said...

And, ours too!

Michael said...

Good post! Nothing like quiet times with interesting people to get a glimpse our souls - and theirs!

derrick said...

Yeah Dick, I should listen to you more often. ;)