This is Lee (wearing the exact same glasses I wore in second grade; he also owns a Members Only jacket, because he is sartorially cooler than all of us.) We bumped into each other at City Hall this week where we were photographing couples getting married; about half my business at this point is doing this. We’d met ages ago and got into a conversation about what I do for a living. Now he does the same thing.
“You inspired me.” he said.
I might as well have been Oprah with how proud I felt right then. I inspired someone! They are “living their best life” because of me! Woah.
We had lunch, and he confessed to being worried about me viewing him as competition, which is silly; just that morning I was talking about how success is not an exclusive club or finite resource, and it was a fantastic coincidence to see him the same day I posted this on Tumblr from the-50.org. Boats rise together.
Rock on, Lee.