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'Hello Darkness, My Old Friend' recounts a blind man's friendship with Art Garfunkel


August 14, 2020

Art Garfunkel and Sandy Greenberg in the 1970s.

(Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle via JTA) - Sandy Greenberg recalls walking along Amsterdam Avenue in New York City with his best friend Arthur back in 1959 after they had just completed a humanities class at Columbia University. During the trek, his friend stopped to point out something that caught his eye.

"'Sanford, I'd like to show you this patch of grass and I'd like you to really look at it,'" Greenberg recalled Arthur saying. "At first I was stunned, then he was pointing out how the light illuminated the beauty and complexities of its colors. I was absolutely mesmerized. No one I had kno...

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