I got an e-mail from Jack Birtch today. It wasn’t a personal, nor was it particularly interesting. It said “Here is our new e-mail address”. I haven’t talked to Jack Birtch in over 5 years. He was – and presumably still is – a kind gentle person who looked like a kind person. I picked him out of a list of people with their pictures because I liked the look of his face, and the warmth in his eyes. Jack was exactly what I was looking for.
Does he remember me? I think so, I hope so, because he is an important person in my life.
I don’t know if I did an adequate job of telling him this. If he knew how much I appreciated the humour, warmth, sincerity, and gravity he brought to the situation. I hope so. If not, thanks Jack, we are sure glad you were there, and I’m sending you a note to tell you so.
March 30, 2012 Extra-Ordinary: Thinking of Jack Birtch – officiant at our wedding and getting the chance to tell him how he was appreciated.