August 7, 2006
He looked like a human-scale toy. You just wanted to play with him as soon as you saw him. Teasing dimples, gigantic smile. An extraordinary capacity to make-up stories. If you had enough childhood left in you, you would be enough to recognize him as a magician, master of the art of enthusiasm and a PhD in happiness. As a dull and jaded grown-up you would probably file him in the top right-hand corner of your brain along with the other eccentric. Too bad, because who is in a better position to give life lessons than one 85 year-old kid?