I know some of you have already seen this, so please don’t feel obliged to make a second comment. Just thought I’d spread this charming story a little further! To view the videos please click the link for ‘view original’.
Ricky Syers and Doris Diether met in Washington Square Park where Ricky spends his days entertaining passing visitors with his marionettes. Doris, fascinated by Ricky’s little string puppets, brought a couple of articles to show him she had written many years before when she was a columnist for a newspaper. Ricky then created a marionette in the image of Doris especially for her, and a great friendship began.
This sums up the reality of friendship for me – two people, a generation apart, with not much in common other than a love for puppets, and yet they connected in the most charming way. Doris says “If the person is interesting, that’s what I relate to.”
I’m very impressed by Ricky’s skill as a puppeteer, if I look at those little people long enough, I begin to see them as real. If you take a look at…
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