Sunday, September 28, 2008

My Buddy Len

Len and me this summer at his home in Columbus, Georgia.

Just got off the phone with my good buddy Leonard Herman. Len just turned 92 years old. Every time I talk to him I am struck by the fact that my best friend is 43 years older than me, and how we limit ourselves when we pick our friends based on age or similar life experiences. How often in life do you find someone with whom you feel comfortable enough to let you guard down and truly just be yourself? How many people can you tell you love, and mean it, and not feel silly, because you really mean it and the hell with what people think?

Len, if everybody had one friend as good as you, this world would be a great place.

Read Leonard's memoirs. Click below to order.

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