Kindness is like that, she added.
Like that moment of surprise
and wonder, when you reach
into the pocket of a jacket
you last wore months ago, and
pull out a $20 bill you tucked
there in a hurry, and then forgot.
Like when you come in from
working under a hot sun,
sweating and parched, and
someone hands you a tall glass
of water, cool enough to refresh,
tepid enough to gulp greedily,
with no fear of a headache.
Like savoring a wonderful novel,
not wanting it to end, then learning
it is the first in a long series, with
several books to come, promising
months of contented evenings.
Unexpected. Simple. Delightfully
abundant. Yes, she said,
kindness is often like that.
(c) 2018, by Hannah Six