J. is a sort of idiot savant. Before I began working with the
mosaic / montage idea, he had been telling me which CD he wanted me to
buy him: Dave, Montage, by Dave Brubeck... Montage...
If he ran into him on the street, you might think he was homeless, but
he isn't, and he works hard, mostly saving parking spots for various
stores in the area or the local garage. But once I began buying
him CDs, I realized that he had a tremendous depth of knowledge about
blues and jazz.
And for weeks, every time he sees me he asks me whether I remember... Montage! Montage!
Now it is easy for me to remember after spending a month naming
everything Montage... So I think for now I'm going to call him,