A Magical Call With Conrad Pritscher
Posted by Somik Raha on Jul 12, 2014
Conrad Pritscher has planted so many seeds for us, and like the street vendor, it was our turn today to gift him a fruit that has resulted from his actions - a book (preview edition) taken from his own reflections to Awakin passages, sourced from here!
Here's Conrad with the book (and looks like he was also tagged with a beautiful heart):
Nimo holding the phone for Conrad to participate in our call:
Nimo and Conrad's wife, Kay:
Conrad and Kay:
This labor of love had many hands, and as you can see, our beloved Nimo and Audrey were right there with him and his wife, Kay.
Nimo and Audrey had quite an adventure of trust to get the book to Conrad's hands in time. We had just finished editing here in the Bay Area, and they rushed it to a Fedex near Toledo. Audrey wrote of the subsequent adventure:
By the way, we had an amazing adventure with the folks at the store-- they actually close at 9pm, but we had an event tonight so couldn't get there til 10pm, so, they left it in a box with my name near a trash compacter, hidden behind a wooden platform, so that the security people who patrol the grounds don't mistake it for something and throw it away. :-) AND the best part is, I was supposed to pay for it over the phone whenever they finished it, but because I told them I'd be at an event and not be able to pick up my phone during it, they told me not to worry about paying for it tonight, that I can just call in the payment tomorrow. I love how Conrad's genuineness and an intention/gift powered by so much collective love naturally fuels that kind of trust. :-)
It was so awesome hearing Audrey, calling one Kinko after another and even us visiting a kinkos, and just seeing how this unfolded. Thought you guys would enjoy these photos taken at 1030pm in a kinko's parking lot!!! :)))) Definitely a little shady, but beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In an email, Guri summed up our feelings really well:
I personally haven't seen someone embrace death in the way that he has, so its quite an honor to learn from him his journey. Just over a month ago, Conrad had sent us that letter. Now there's a book compiled with some beautiful insights from him and we'll have a chance to share his story with the world.
Conrad's book is almost ready for primetime. Stay tuned.