Stevie Wonder's Blind Waiter

"One may have good eyes and see nothing." – Italian Proverb In my late teenage years, during the early 70s, I worked as a waiter in a Greenwich Village hotel restaurant called, “Feathers.” Pop music star, Stevie Wonder lived in the hotel penthouse and would frequently dine in the main floor restaurant, usually for a late meal between his music composing. Blind since childhood, Stevie was congenial and always in the company of two or three friends, handlers or associates. One late evening, Stevie sat in my section and ordered a large salad. I placed an empty plate in front of him and went to get the rolling salad tray, from which I would mix the salad with a bit of tableside showmanship. Afte

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