Saturday, November 25, 2006

Thanksgiving Day Visit


I don't usually use this site for personal-diary-type entries, but today I am experimenting with the camera-function of my new cellphone. ... Say, it works! How 'bout that!

We just went to River Falls to spend Thanksgiving with my friend, Imtiaz Moosa, pictured here. He is a Nietzsche scholar who teaches at the UW campus there. This is the morning after the great turkey-pig-out, over breakfast at the local Perkins.

Since the last time I saw him, Imtiaz has gone more or less completely blind. Hence the dark glasses, which he is not wearing in order to look cool. It is an inspiration to see how he continues to flourish, despite the gathering darkness. May we all have a portion of his courage and good cheer!

5 comments:

Tasha said...

One of my friends has become almost blind too. The doctors couldn't even find out why all this has happened. Her optic nerve has been blocked and with the help of medicines, she can see in about 2 years time. I really admire her coz she has taken all this news very composedly.

Aaron said...

Imtiaz is one of my professors. He is hilarious and his lectures are fascinating.

Lester Hunt said...

Aaron,

Imtiaz definitely has a unique point of view!

Anonymous said...

I had Imi for a prof. He is the best teacher I have ever had.

Lester Hunt said...

Anonymous, Thanks for your comment. I believe you!