The Day I Gave Terry Waite A Lift

This is what I did yesterday.
I had the privilege of photographing and listening to Terry Waite. What an amazing man. For two hours or more we sat and listened to his extraordinary story, a tale so mind-boggling, so unfathomable it almost sounds like fiction. This man went through hell, no other word for it. Hell. All because he was attempting to help others. The word ‘Humanitarian’ was used a lot - by definition that’s a person who is actively engaged in promoting human welfare and social reforms. A perfect definition for Terry Waite. He’s remarkably forgiving, understanding and holds no grudges. I’m certain everyone that was present gained and learned something about themselves, the world, compassion, humankind, sympathy and forgiveness. 
He’s also incredibly down to Earth. Over lunch we discussed Polaroid and the Impossible Project, the demise of vinyl and the quality of Linn hi-fi equipment. Later he explained the he needed to get to Darlington train station in the afternoon; I offered to give him a lift. He accepted. Terry Waite in my car! Me giving Terry Waite a lift to the station?! I still can’t believe it. 
The half hour journey passed, we chatted about the iPad version of The Times Newspaper, the shabby Darlo-Boro train service, the virtues of learning Latin, the pros and cons for shortening the six week summer school holidays, house prices, life in London, DTV Airport and the Llangollen Eisteddfod! 
Certainly one of my more interesting days.

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