COMMITMENT VIII

           Simple Kindness

The Real Deal

“Sometimes it’s a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.” – David Byrne

It’s got to be genuine. Genuinely felt. None of this “Am I looking and acting the way they taught me was cool in the sitcoms and magazine ads?” “politeness”.

In our society, of those who voluntarily make the legal and spiritual commitment of marriage, 60% of the women and 80% of the men will violate these vows.

Falseness has become the accepted standard of interrelationship among us. To the point at which if we have not budgeted for it in our own relationships, all our friends think we’re just stupid.

We’re not stupid. It really IS “better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” FALSENESS is stupid. Let’s get rid of it, and replace it with something real.

A little actual interest in what someone a bit different from ourselves has to say might alleviate the pandemic of face-aching boredom of which Samuel Coleridge writes, caused by smiling endlessly at the endless piddling sameness of politically correct cocktail-party conversation with which the “desireable” classes “amuse” themselves, ya think?

Jus’ sayin’…

 

 

And contribution

~ generosity ~ gifting ~

~ the kindness of that should be genuine also.

It’s very easy to tell when gifters are actually motivated by guilt, ego, morbid curiosity or the desire to see themselves as street-wise.

yours foolie politely thanks them for whatever offer they’re making. Upon parting, however, whatever her level of need or hardship in that moment might be, their ‘gifts’ are still in their hands.

Yech.

“A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.” – Thomas Fuller

 

 

yours foolie has noticed a new breed of giver

on our urban streets of late

They ask her please if she will consent to honor them by receiving their gift. They wish her safety and a swift return to shelter. And they thank her for taking their contribution.When they walk away, yours foolie feels as though she has re-solidified ~ from ghost status back into the land of the living. Like a person again.

Bless those people a million times.

 

 

“Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.”

Phil Jackson

 

 

homelessness

 

 

yours foolie  Contact yours foolie:

 

 

 

 

Got a comment? Write it here!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s