Stewart (#669) 10-11-14

I periodically review my Flickr photostream, to see if I am tending to photograph only certain demographic groups. I have not met many senior gentlemen recently, so I kept my eye out for one. And Stewart was sitting outdoors at my favorite coffee shop.

When I approached him, he agreed, albeit not enthusiastically. He is from Staten Island and arrived in Sarasota via Ohio. He was a bit reticent about giving out information. His generation (I guess I'm part of it) didn't grow up with the Internet, Facebook, or incessant 'Selfies.' Ours was a more private era. Nevertheless he liked the image and asked me to e-mail it to him. Consider it done.

I explained to Stewart that when I meet and photograph a stranger in the morning, the whole day seems better. It is true.