Everybody on the Internet has heard about SuperAmit. I was one of the many people who cheered for him when he was battling a rare cancer (Acute Leukemia) and enlisted the help of social web to find a much needed marrow transplant. He is also well known for starting PhotoJoJo — a beloved San Francisco photography and imaging space — less shop and more a beacon of creativity. Pretty much every friend (younger than me) I have in San Francisco has met Amit — except me.
Last afternoon, Naveen (who is visiting from New York) and Helena told me that Amit was leaving town for a very long time — he was embarking on an open ended journey, first to Europe and then to India. So we ended up meeting for a quick dinner and talked about everything — like him growing up in Connecticut and me growing up in Delhi, where his family comes from. We have both kissed the afterlife on the mouth and have lived — and perhaps that is why I felt a deep desire to connect with him.
We have both managed to tame the social web to our needs, versus us bending to the dopamine addiction. We have learned to value things that matter a little bit more than we did. I am glad to find someone else who doesn’t want to waste life on mediocrity and shallow people. It seems our medical experiences have shaped a lot of how we live — respecting our time, the most. We both know how little we have of it, and how quickly it can be erased. Amit’s journey is a journey of discovery, both of himself and of this amazing planet we live in. His journey is my living fantasy. I hope to hear about it all when he comes back to San Francisco— but even if not, I know he will either blog about it or share those amazing photos on his Instagram and on the way he will influence and change lives.
Au revoir Amit!