Scott Miller and I were lovers for four years. Since we separated, we've been very good friends and consider each other the only sibling we have in
Scott is a stickler for integrity. He is honest and trust-worthy. Once I gave him a check, which he refused to take. He told me that the money did not belong to him but to my late husband -- someting I couldn't have known. A lesser man would have simply pocketed the check.
Scott is well known for his expertise and generosity. He was the first acupuncturist to set up shop in
The "gentle giant" is what people call Scott because his height (6'4) and weight (never mind) correspond to his big heart and the extent of his kindness. He does not hesitate to give acupuncture treatments or medicine for free, or at a substantially discounted rate, to those he knows desperately needs healing but cannot afford the fees.
Blessed with a sunny disposition, Scott always has a ready joke to tell. He inserts his acupuncture needles on his patients as he makes them smile at his jokes, which he would first practice on me. Sometimes he forgets that he has already told me the joke at least five times before. I tell him that he must be related to Pia, one of "The Three Sisters," who likes to repeat the same stories she had already many times told me previously.
Today, I'm bringing Scott to the hospital. He needs a procedure done on an eye, which has been bothering him for some time now.
Though afflicted with an eye problem, Scott staunchly refuses to be in the dark. He would greet most mornings enthusiastically announcing: "something wonderful is going to happen to me today."
Thank you Scott for your friendship, caring and your joy, optimism, selflessness, and enthusiasm for living.
Happy birthday! Know that I love you and hope that something wonderful happens to you today!
|Scott Miller and his "daughters"|
- Ariel Murphy