Sunday, June 24, 2018

Kindnesses, No.4 (Day 522)

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

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