A rare, very personal post:
Twenty years ago this week this episode of Young Indiana Jones Chronicles aired. I had just turned 13. For that birthday, due to my obsession with Indy, I received a felt fedora.
This particular episode, which also happened to air during Easter week, introduced me to the legacy of Dr. Albert Schweitzer, one of my greatest heroes. It was also the first time I heard Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” one of my favorite pieces of music.
The confluence of these three things—Indiana Jones, Albert Schweitzer and J.S. Bach—had such a profound effect on the development of my self. I can identify this one moment as a defining point in my life. The only thing that could have made it any more of a defining moment is if there were a Muppet in there somewhere…