SUSAN GILKEY

"What I First Learned about Patric Marks"

Margaret Otto was a longtime friend and colleague at Cook County Hospital. I am a radiologist there. One day she brought me some x-rays of some knees. She said that she wanted me to look them over. They were very normal, maybe a little bit of arthritis, nothing special. Little did I know what an extraordinarily special person it was with those knees!

Then she said, "Oh, those are my husband's knees. He is the premier Classical Indian Music teacher in the area." She was not exaggerating at all.

Then she said, "He looks like an Indian version of Mr. Clean." Again she was not exaggerating. Except that she forgot to say he was Mr. Heart of Gold, Mr. Everyone's Beloved Bhai and Mr. Music.