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Meeting a Hero
May 19, 2013, 9:01 pm
Filed under: May 2013
King and Ariel tell me Hello!

King and Ariel tell me Hello!

May 19, 2013

This past weekend, I went out of town to a forestry conference. I caught up with several old friends and made some new ones. I re-affirmed my commitment to being a good woodland steward. It was good to hear that I share a love of the environment and the forests, with many others.

I also met a hereo of mine. He is a man who has influenced my life for almost twenty years. He is an author, a speaker and a farmer. He is Wendell Berry. I got to meet him and share what will be, the first of many, conversations. He is a good old farmboy who believes as I do. I was thrilled to finally meet him.

In my travels this weekend I met a man named Tom. We too shared conversations, a couple of meals and a love for nature. We have forged a friendship. It is so funny how God places people in our lives. Tom turned out to be a good friend of Wendell’s, having known him for many years.

I missed my chance to send a letter to John Wayne and James Herriott, but I am so very glad that for the second time in my life I have met a hero of mine. The first time was with Gene Logsdon and now, most recently Wendell Berry. I am so very glad to bring many things to the table as we discuss all things farming. I believe they find me as entertaining as I do them.

I can only hope, that when my days are done, I will have left a few memories for folks in my deeds and writings. In the meantime, I am content to reflect on my life, share with others..and try and be a hero to someone some day  😮

 


3 Comments so far
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You already are a hero to someone and a few others too.

Comment by Charlie

Thanks Charlie 😮

Comment by ricelandmeadows

I agree with Charlie!!! 🙂 Shouldn’t King be on the other side of that fence??? 🙂

Comment by Minnow




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