by Lynn Byrne
By Lynn Byrne. You never know who you are going to meet in life, if you just be still and listen.
Monday evening, Larry and I had the great fortune to attend a dinner at the residence of New York’s soon-to-be Cardinal, Archbishop Dolan. The Archbishop is just as jolly and warm as he appears on television. A real teddy bear.
I expected to meet others who also support the many charitable works of the Archdiocese. What I didn’t expect to meet was an up and coming new artist. The Archbishop included a young couple who are old friends of his that were visiting from Ireland. We happened to sit nearby the couple. Chatting ensued and we exchanged cards. When I got home I glanced at the card and realized that the man I met, Richard Hearns, was quite accomplished at one of my favorite types of art, the still life.