Kindness

Cover of Planet of the Blind....man and dog....

Everyone has time to be kind but some don’t take it. There’s no data about those who do and do not take time for kindness.

Yes and there’s no uniform or get up for spotting kindness.
To paraphrase Christopher Hitchens, if you’re on a street at night in a strange land and three holy men approach you should probably run.

Still I love the riddle of kindness on the plain street, that it’s all around us despite the phony costumes.

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

“Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

It’s a tough kindness one wants in today’s United States. I think this means being kind without expectation of reward.

I think FDR was onto something. That’s the stamina of kindness. Right there.

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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