Garry and I agreed to meet at Samovar, a tea lounge that promotes mindfulness (no phone), and serves teas with stories. As soon as my eyes crossed Garry's, I lost my breath. I did not understand why, except that I was in the presence of a very special soul. Garry's calming smile, and the oolong tea, got me to share my life story a few minutes after. Literally. And two weeks later, when Garry published my story on Souls of San Francisco, he remembered every single word I said. Garry has the unique talent of being able to instantly create a space for people to open up and tell their stories, and leave them feeling awesome. To discover his story, Celeste and I followed Garry on the streets of San Francisco to watch him connect with San Franciscans and capture their stories, then hosted him for a Lebanese breakfast. We found out that in addition to his movie-making ventures and his storytelling blog, Souls of San Francisco, Garry is launching his second book that is currently featured on Kickstarter.
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Photo credit Celeste Noche Photography