Nov 3, 2013

Herbert Englehart

That's the name of someone I met today that I don't want to forget.

He asked me if he could sit at my table at a coffee shop and sat there. I asked him "How goes it?" and he responded "I'm 88. It's all the same now. You're young. How old are you? 21?"

"No. 24. but thanks for telling me I look younger I guess."

"Yes you are young. You have a lot of time left"

"I'll catch up soon"

"In the grand scheme of things yeah, but you've got a while."

And then we spoke of Maus, Poland, Chittagong, East Bengal and languages.