"There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment." -Anais Nin
If you had told me when I was opening that combination on that gate at Bixby Ranch in the pitch black with the headlights on it, trying to get those numbers right, figuring out you had to push the lock up first and then pull it down, if you had told me that I would be living in one of these canyons here, with family and talking to you guys, I’d fall over and pass out. It’s incredible. It’s just absolutely incredible. It’s a dream I would be afraid to have. because it was too incredible for me.
A beloved physician in the Santa Ynez Valley, the legendary Dr. Netzer was also instrumental in the creation of the Family School, Friendship House, Country Medical Clinic, and the Side Street Café. Then, at an age when most people think about retiring, he moved to a remote village along the Amazon in Bolivia and founded the Rio Beni Health Project. His life was about the palpable power of the love that is unleashed when people come together and remember what we are capable of, and realize that our lives are everywhere linked. This interview with Lou took place in 2001, shortly before he was diagnosed with the cancer that would soon claim his life.