• I suspected he was about 70 years old. Later, when we stopped to chat, he corrected me — more like 85.

    He was on his nightly constitution here — his ocean walk.

    The same walk, each night, every night — he tells me for 62 years. Rain or shine.

    Walking the same path myself, this night in Monterey, California, I could see the draw: stunning vistas, stunning sunset.

    "Makes you forget that concrete trap of Manhattan, doesn't it," he asked me.

    Momentarily, I assured him. I told him he was one lucky fella.

    It turns out though, he wasn't entirely lucky: His wife of 53 years had passed away last fall, and the kids are scattered all over the country.

    Still, he has friends and memories and pictures — he shows me a few this night.

    Says that he watches my show too. Can't figure what all the fuss about my head is about. Likes Sean Hannity. Says we both look like brothers — although Sean seems in better shape.

    He winks. He smiles. He leaves.

    A momentary passing in a beautiful city along the ocean on a beautiful night, where the only thing constant is the sound of the ocean. And an old man who knew its value and never forgot to appreciate it... every night.

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