So let it be known, I already wrote a poem for this man. But I’m doing it again because I can. Chemistry is something of relationships, explosive connections, reactions and slips. Some of them are rather synthetic, and even borderline pathetic… but Eric Patridge is noble and real, shiny as gold, but solid as steel. Adaptable as hydrogen, life giving like oxygen, everyone else is basically nitrogen. Within his core: carbon resides in, he’s so much more — he’s mainly diamond.