What follows is a beautiful thing, courtesy of my friend Al.
The conversation and ensuing relationship transpired in his Messenger.
For anyone having trouble with the links at the bottom of each page, here they are all listed. There are 12 pages to this wonderful little saga.
This is part one, of course.
Continued, of course. I have to break this up because otherwise this would be a very long article of images and your computer would probably put in a letter of resignation.