The sun was decreasing its effect on the sky with every person who declined. I tried to stifle my fist pump and an exclamatory "Yes!" when Bruce agreed to be photographed but failed. However, I did end up meeting a fascinating person.
Bruce is a travel writer so talking to strangers is part of his job. I almost felt a little role reversal during the two minutes we chatted. He was practically more comfortable at this than I was. As another guy who likes to talk to strangers I have to refer you to his website. In fact his next book contains the word 'Strangers' in the title. Check out www.americandetour.com
"Keep the arts alive!", he said to me as we parted ways.