Conversing with Vincent is like taking a dive into a cool, refreshing mountain spring. The conversation not only flows smoothly (even, on a humorous note, during “little” interruptions like power surges), but also has a sincerity that rings true. Vincent can converse masterfully on anything, and has a way of making his guests feel both welcomed and very special. Most importantly, Vincent’s conversations are always grounded in matters of the spirit, as well as rooted in the practicalities of the everyday.
Vincent, through word and example, encourages everyone to aspire to inhabit the realm where, to borrow from Tolkien, “joy and sorrow are as sharp as swords.” He teaches us what it means to be fully human, and to be fully alive.