I work with public daily. I meet close to a dozen new people daily plus or minus. It never ceases to amaze me the wide variety of people out there. There are those that are a pure delight to meet and work with on a regular basis and then there are others that really try ones patience. Those that make you laugh , those that clearly need lots of help, those that you wonder what life has been like for them, those that have been to Nepal and other great reaches of the Earth, and those that have never left the town they live in much less the state or country. I was thinking about the Barbara Streisand song, "People who need People . . . .are the luckiest people in the world . . . " I was also thinking about How little we truly know of others and the journeys that they may be on. Are they safe? Do they have enough food and drink, a house over their head? What do we really know? Then I hope and wonder that I have raised my children to be kind to others no matter what? The people we meet and the relationships we build are the cornerstones of Life. Some will become passing friendships and some will be for life and beyond. I like what John Mayer has to say below. I will be musing on that for the week. Are you a box of 64 or a box of 8? I need inchworm green,electric lime, and dandelion yellow, What colors do you need?
“Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you're really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I've got a few missing. It's ok though, because I've got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the 8-color boxes. Does anyone else have that problem? I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation.. so when I meet someone who's an 8-color type.. I'm like, "hey girl, magenta!" and she's like, "oh, you mean purple!" and she goes off on her purple thing, and I'm like, "no - I want magenta!"” John Mayer