First, a little background. As you know, this blog primarily revolves around whatever is going on in my life. Sure, the name is Paul Lester Photography, but I just happen to talk about life with a camera in my hand. Add a photo … Shazam! It’s about photography. So there!
Two names that you will surely hear again and again are Tim and Shilpa. I can generally be found in the company of one or both of these wonderful folks at any given time. It gives me much pleasure to be around them. We have such a good time, even it’s just getting together to walk around the mall, which we do sometimes.
I met Shilpa back in August of last year. It seems, though, that I’ve known her a lifetime. I mean that in good way, though. LOL. We get to spend a lot of time together. We were in one of the same classes at The Peaceful Dragon, now two because I added another class so that I can be in a class with Tim and Shilpa. I now have 4 classes. Tim keeps trying to get me to come on Wednesday, but 5 days in a row… not ready for that yet. In addition to being in the same classes, Shilpa and I work together. Same company, same building, same floor, just a few steps from each other. So, we eat lunch together most every day, too.
As you can imagine, we have lots of conversations, which is were this is headed. One day she asked me to remind her to do something when we got back from lunch. I promptly forgot. She didn’t forget that I forgot, either. The next time she wanted to be reminded of something, she started: Paul, can you remind me to … never, mind, you’ll forget. I assured her that I would not forget and I didn’t. I’ve reminded her of several other things that she needed to remember as well. After the first, and only incident of forgetting, she told me that I needed to eat some almonds to enhance my memory. Odd. Isn’t she the one asking to be reminded of stuff?
So, yesterday, we were talking on the phone and we got to talking about memory and she said, and I quote:
Somebody told me that I have a good memory, but I can’t remember who it was!
~Shilpa Jindal – Feb 6, 2011
I stopped … I broke out into a laugh, a good laugh. She said: what are you laughing about? I said: did you just hear what you said? “Someone told me that I have a good memory, but I can’t remember who it was!”. She broke out into a laugh, too.
I said: Now, I know why you are in my life. Comic relief! I shook my head, had another laugh, and we carried on with our conversation. If I ever become a comedian, I have to remember to keep her close. She would provide hours and hours of material.
Now, as for the photo above, I’ll let you spin your own story about that. Beware, friends! I have a blog and a camera. I’m dangerous!