Derek Parfit was a wonderful philosopher and an exemplary human being. The only opportunity I had to interact with him personally for any length of time was at a symposium at the University of North Carolina in the early 1970’s. Parfit, David Lewis, and I gave talks on personal identity, focused on the problems Parfit had raised in his watershed 1971 paper, “Personal Identity”. It was a thrill to meet and talk with Parfit, and I regret that our paths did not cross more often. David Lewis was already a good friend by then. I can’t remember a symposium I enjoyed more, or from which I learned so much.