Our first interaction happened when I read his writeup on the Tao Te Ching
. It wasn't terribly complimentary
, which got me rather pissed, so I immediately assailed him in the chatterbox
. It was the beginning of a debate
that would soon jump over into email and span several days, culminating ultimately in the realization that I had bitten off far more than I could chew
. But, despite his superior
knowledge and understanding of the topic at hand, I never once felt like I was at a disadvantage
, that I was being belittled or mocked. I wasn't incorrect, he explained, I was just a different view, an alternate way of looking at and doing things. It is that acceptance
, I think, that makes him, in my eyes, such a perfect addition to E2.
Stick around, Sensei. /me misses you.