Connections – a handshake with Sir Sidney Poitier


Sidney Portier was in town on Tuesday as part of the Brilliant Lecture Series and transplanted Singaporegrrrl Kerry and filmmaker husband Raymond Gayle got to play sneaky and snag a handshake and a memory. Her account:

Sir Poitier spoke about life, living, his beginnings, what it is to be useful. He spoke with such ease and contentment about his life. He told stories about the people that he encountered in his life that changed the course of his life and how he was never always aware of the impact that these people had at the time they were impacting him the most. He was beautiful to watch and listen to. This man is 80 years old (and 6 days he added) and he is truly an inspiration…. (read the rest of her cool story here)

What’s your favorite Houston connection story? What amazing people have you met from Houston or in Houston?

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