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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Appreciation for Old Kindnesses

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.

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