One of the most beautiful novels that I have ever read, has a quote that I will never forget. I think it might have been the first sentence in the book. I'm not sure, but it reads something like this. "Everyone is the love of someone's life."
I highly recommend this book, The Confessions of Max Tivoli, by Andrew Sean Greer. That quote really impacted me. Everyone is the love of someone's life. I believe it. No matter how rude or annoying.
This morning, as I sat in my car for what seemed like an hour, behind a cab driver in the right hand lane, at a red light, which did NOT have a sign saying not to turn on red, I couldn't help but think how much I despised this man at that particular moment and wished I could smack him in the head. Why didn't he turn and go??!!
People you can make a right on red unless there is a sign telling you not to. Jeeeeeeeeez!!!! I wish I were a more patient person and this had not annoyed me so much.
As I sat in my car, I tried to remember that there was some woman or man to whom this man is the love of their life. There are family and friends who love him. He may have children, nieces and nephews who adore him. There may be neighbors who enjoy his good graces and fine manners. Maybe he is planning a wonderful Valentine's Day for his beloved and daydreaming about it. Yeah...
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