Steve knew I was a runner and invited me and few other students and professors to participate in a 10K run through Pfeiffer State National Park in Big Sur. It was a glorious morning and we ran through the forest with beams of light piercing the morning dew. At about the halfway mark, deep in the woods, we passed a four string quartet dressed in tuxedos playing Vivaldi. Bewildered, I looked at Steve and said "did you see that? and he replied "No".

I am saddened that Steve is no longer with us. He gave me a jewel of an experience and one that that I will always treasure. Thank you Steve.