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Older Lady at Japanese Restaurant

This lady was sitting at the table next to us at East Restaurant (fabulous Japanese food) in Manhattan. When I got my camera out, she leaned over and asked about it. Was it an SLR, she wanted to know. We had a conversation about cameras and computers. Her interest was so palpable, I offered her a chance to try my camera out [see thumbnail, below], something I’m generally reluctant to do — especially with strangers. She was sharp, curious, enthusiastic, eager to learn. She admitted to not being quite up to speed with every bit of new technology, but she was undaunted by the prospect of acquiring new skills.

If I’m like her in twenty years, I’ll be quite content.

5 Responses to Add 20
  1. Rakewell
    May 26, 2010 | 3:53 am

    When I’m her age, THEN will I get to try your camera?

  2. NT
    May 26, 2010 | 11:29 am

    Don’t make me post copies of the pictures you already took with it! :)

  3. Rakewell
    May 27, 2010 | 5:29 pm

    Two. TWO pictures! (One of which was OK, and if you want to post it, you may.) Then, handing it back to you with anxiety all over your face, I heard, “Let’s not be doing that again” (or words to that effect). Oh, and then one of you with your sister and BIL, in a pinch.

    Honest, I’m just giving you a little tweak here. It’s really OK with me that you’re protective of your baby. I get it. I’ve been like that with items/tools that were either especially precious or on which I depended heavily. It’s kind of sweet, in an adorably nerdy way. :-)

  4. NT
    May 27, 2010 | 5:43 pm

    In my own defense, I’ll observe that the first instance you cite was basically the SECOND day I had the camera. I will totally cop to being overprotective of new gizmos. With time, I become a little less frantically concerned about them.

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