A dear friend of mine (for over 30 years) is a civil servant in the field of Human Services and is also an accomplished oil painter from Syracuse, NY. He recently saw a Van Gogh painting of the poet Eugene Boch and thought of me when he saw it. So he asked if I would "sit" for him to do some sketch studies and potentially paint a portrait of me in the style of Van Gogh's Boch piece. I was interested and willing. We discussed the fact that it might not work out. But I admire Tom's motivation and courage to try it. It may be difficult to "see" me sensorially, when he has known me personally (and "psychologically") for so many years. I'm interested in however this project turns out.