Connecting dots with The Idea Dude’s Friend
My friend Vernon Lun, the Idea Dude, made this weekly column fill with light. Not only was he
“Touched by the stories I read, inspired by the words of giants, I wanted the world to know these stories, these words. And most of all, these people. Ordinary people, like you and me but so special because they gave us gifts through their blogs every day. The gifts? their voices, their thoughts, their hearts.”
but he touched our thoughts and hearts as well with what he wrote.
That’s some act to follow.
Do any of us know our value?
I met Vern talking about SOBCon07. and as I come to know the man, The Idea Dude, I stand in awe of his humility. Vern says, We never think of what it is about ourselves that make us remarkable, Does he know he is talking about himself?
I hear his heart shine in his words.
I turn around and in my mind’s eye I see Rodney Rumford late at Open Comment Night with a new idea he bringing to life. The pictures tell Rodney’s story. I wonder does he know that’s it’s his joy that makes him so attractive?
Life twinkles in his eyes.
And driving in a red Ferrari are Glenda and Mike, while Chris, and Tim, and Joe throw Klondike bars and wait patiently for a chance to hit the dance floor.
How do they make sun shine when they want to?
And Char, and Marti, and Becky, and Susan, and Connie, and AnnOhio doing cartwheels. They add the rainbow colors in the way they tease.
No need for a Second Life when the first one glitters so.
So, it’s as you said, Vern, “It is really just the end of the beginning.”
You started something brightly shining, and shining dots are a wonder!
The dots will be here with your initials on every one . . .
May the dots be with all of us!
Liz Strauss, Friend of the Idea Dude