It is the end of the day. I get home from work after getting dinner “to-go”. There is a package at the front doorstep. It’s from Jeroen Berloth of 9 Gear. He had emailed me for my address several days ago and I didn’t ask why. I like surprises. As it would turn out I was surprised…but more so…speechless.
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My dinner got cold. In my hands was Jeroen’s beautifully self published book titled Year One – A Photo Journal. It put me on my ass. Unbelievable. I have always considered Jeroen a partner in artistically bringing the early Porsche culture to the “internet surface”. So to be holding his epic efforts in hard copy form was truly a pleasurable moment.
As I leafed through the book and read the hand written inscription and the “thank you” page, it seems I am partially responsible for the creation of Year One. Also, I thought how “appropriate” that I had received Year One today since it is exactly one year and one day since I released my self published book.
This book is truly a heart felt gift. However, the real gift is having inspired someone to create…to permanently and passionately mark their spot in this world…in our early Porsche culture world.
Inspired. Inspire. Inspired. It’s a good life and a great escape.
Year One , book five of six, will find a prized spot next to my most favorite things. I am honored. Congrats and thank you Jeroen!