He is a stickler for details and will move mountains to get the job done. He came to us as a young teen, and although he said little, he did lots. Always a contributor and always thoughtful. During his younger years, if there was a flaw in his behavior or ability to contribute, I never saw it. As an adult, he became a member and a vital contributor to our company efforts and our Inner Circle. To this day, he is “Johnny on the spot” and bright too.
He has sought and continues to seek perfection. “Good enough” is never “good enough.” In my opinion, this is his one flaw and a major problem for him. For example, He is a fine oil artist who paints scenes of old barns and the surrounding fields. He might spend hours and even days working and reworking an inch on the canvas. Few can see the problem, but he does and exhausts himself trying to make this inch what he wants. He was like this as a kid and remained so as an adult.
His parents were very high achievers early in their lives, and as they aged, he often had to step into the role of parent and caregiver. He is responsible and continues to be what he was, but his art, the large country oils he loved to create, gathers dust. He claims it is much too demanding. We are sad to hear him say that. He loved being creative and is an exceptional artist. The people who purchased his art must know they own a “one of a kind” art treasure.
We remain close, as close as when we worked together. He is one of the special people who oversee our aging. His integrity remains intact, and his concern for perfection has not withered. And finally, his voice remains his own and is loud and clear.
A light and bright too—He gives his all easily—He is what he was