Over the weekend I was lucky enough to make friends with a musician from LA - a man whom I’d only heard of through friends in the studio. Upon meeting him, there was a quality about him that made me feel completely at ease. Sometimes, within 15 minutes of meeting a person, you can tell that they just get it. They are humble, they approach the world with a sense of awe and wonder, and treat others with respect. They cautiously embrace the unknown, and work on becoming better for the sake of doing so. They do this, not because they feel it will result in some grand reward, but because there is no other way for them to live. People like this are few and far between, so when my friends and I met this man, it was a welcome discovery.
There is always something reassuring in finding that someone who lives on a different street, or in a different state, or country, can share the same ideals as yourself. It feels a little bit like magic, but it also makes me think that the ingredients for such a character come in all forms.