Libraries offer more than good reads

Vertical black and white portrait of my friend Anil in the courtyard of Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan

Books brought Anil and I together. He had one of those highly coveted library jobs during college and I was a paranoid geek who wanted to befriend the desk staff to avoid pending late fees. Years later, despite different cities and time zones, we still find time to catch up on good eats, good reads (naturally), good movies and the like. I was lucky enough to make a short visit to his new home in the great state of New York this past February.

I admire Anil’s quiet endurance through life’s challenges. It makes his sense of humor that much more unexpected. He has a great smile when he laughs, as he did in this photo taken in the courtyard of the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.