It’s his birthday!

A very special old man celebrates his 64th birthday today. Thank you Sir for teaching us many many things about life, love, loss and everything that goes between those three things. I’m fortunate that I grew up listening to you.

Here is one of his fanmails. Handwritten. I’m borrowing it from letters of note.

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Transcript

Jun 6, 2006

Colin,

You’re from Palestine? How did you find the time to write….given all the trouble you are having with Israel? Good to hear from you, your sister has good taste, so do you. Allow me to formally encourage to write things down, so when you make it you can say, and I can say, I was in your corner all along. Thanks for all your kind words, always good to hear from the younger generation telling me I have value and relevance. Stay at it Colin. Lots of great people come from Illinois because it’s so flat you have to dream up everything, that’s what my wife says….she’s from there, & lots of Presidents are from Illinois. OK Colin go out there and take the world by the tail, pull it down, wrap it around and put it in your pocket.

Warmly,

(Signed)

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~ by rb on December 7, 2013.

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