Amid the thread of deaths that have happened lately, and I've only mentioned 2, has been a trailing ribbon of gratitude reminders.
I googled a guy who was the everyday part of my life for 4 years and found he's a dispicable mess at our age. Another torch extinguished. And glad I didn't end up with that.
I thought of Robert, who bought me a ticket home when my mom was dying so I got to see her once more.
I thought of Carole, who got me a grant to pay my electricity last summer.
And Billy, who subsidized the rest.
And so much else, a million kindnesses. Those are the kindnesses I use to keep on believing in the essential goodness of humans.
Boxing Day 2012 Revisited
22 hours ago