Episode 23: Silent Respect
Today’s episode is part of a series called “Lessons from San Francisco.” In this series I’ve chosen essays from my book A Writer’s San Francisco that I’m betting will help you deepen your connection to your creative life and motivate you to create every day. Today’s show, the fifth in the series, is called “Silent Respect.”
The episode begins this way:
“I would see him drawing with pen-and-ink and colored pencils and sometimes writing in the same oversized sketchbook in which he drew. It seems to me that he wore a flannel shirt and jeans, though I also recall a colorful vest. I took him to be a visual artist or maybe a children’s book writer. He would sit at one table at the Owl and the Monkey, on Ninth Avenue in the Inner Sunset, and I would sit at another. Sometimes we sat across the café from one another, sometimes we sat at adjoining tables, and sometimes, when the café was very crowded, we even shared a table. But we never spoke and we never acknowledged one another.”
Tune in to hear more!