You’re the first new person I’ve met in months

painting of a person on a stool with a dog sitting at their feet looking up
Painting by Carolyn Olson

We had gone on that physically distant walk in the woods with some friends, and Libby Spehar, who is also doing interviews for this project, was there. And at the end of that I think you had just left so you probably missed this interaction, but she said to me that it’s “nice to meet you in person,” and I responded, “it’s nice to meet anybody new in person.” And she then said, “yeah, I think you’re the first new person I’ve met in months.” 

Paul Lundgren




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