appreciation

“Shower the People You Love with Love”

Ah yes, that’s a James Taylor lyric. And I’m singing it with regret today.

A friend died five days ago. Suddenly.

And I’m wondering why I thought I’d always have another chance to hang out and have a picnic lunch as we always planned to.

And I’m thinking about how I took for granted that I’d be able to honk and wave and yell every time I drove by his workplace, a couple of blocks from my house,

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“The wonders of God are everywhere, and most people miss ’em,” he said.

“The wonders of God are everywhere, and most people miss ’em.” That was the way a man named Sahr greeted me at Reagan National Airport one time when we were seated near each other in the terminal. And when I agreed with him, we were off and running in a conversation that has stayed with me. What had his life experience been that propelled him to say that line to me, a non sequitur for sure, when I simply sat down in a chair next to him?

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