For 15 years I have been trying to meet Art. I have never stopped waving or smiling. I’ve never stopped saying good morning whenever I jogged past him as he worked his way down the sidewalk. But until today I had never stopped and taken the time to meet him. Like all of us, who he once was or whatever he used to do doesn’t really matter in the big picture. It’s who they are in the moment you meet them.
This is Art.
By the way, I didn’t tell him what I was doing, or why I was doing it. I didn’t ask for a picture or his permission to publish our moment together. I fear it would have taken the joy and reverence out of the moment. But I met him. So it counts. Probably more than I will ever know.
An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”