Earlier this week Tina Roth Eisenberg, one of my favorite bloggers, blogged this quote from Maya Angelou that has really stuck with me, mostly because it is the lens through which I seek out people I want to spend time with — whether they are startup founders, creators or fashion designers. Those people are almost always interesting conversationalists and end up on the proverbial pages of Pi.co.
“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” — Maya Angelou
That quote is an appropriate way to describe 78-year-old Conrad Milster, the chief engineer at the Pratt Institute. His love for Victorian-era machines and cats and his sadness at having lost his wife (and the ensuing loneliness) have been beautifully captured by Dustin Cohen.
Milster is perhaps a candidate for a future Pi.co interview. After all, he has watched the transition of our society from Victorian to modern to the internet age. Watch this short film, and I challenge you not to feel a twinge in your heart.
P.S.: If anyone can connect me with Conrad Milster, drop me a note!