I always met storied gentlemen abroad. I walked outside. After my eyes adjusted, my eyes wandered along the piers. Then, I was reminded of this letter:
If we do not have a chance to speak before Hawaii, as seems likely, I wanted to thank you first of all for your indefatigable companionship on numerous occasions. You are a wonderful person to talk to, you have remarkable interests, and, last but not least, you have a great sense of humor. Good luck in all your future ventures!
And then, as with before, the moment crystallized and I put it away.