Monday, Dec. 25, 2006

Gordon Parks

The adjectives that describe the finest of humankind apply to Gordon Parks: courage, tenacity, dignity, grace. In everything he did — photography, films, music, poetry — he had a gift of sight beyond ordinary vision and yet was so humble. He was the easiest man to talk to, the most difficult man to lie to. He taught me the simplicity of seeking truth in my work and in my life. He was to me like father, like mentor, like friend.

Brooks is an actor best known for his role on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine