Becoming friends with some is like auditioning for a part in a play. They sit there, script in hand, analyzing everything you do or say and deciding whether you fit the part. Any part. You may fit in for a while, but there’s always a new script, and then they’re done with you.


And then there are those who are genuinely fascinated by you simply because you came into their line of vision. They warmly embrace you and rewrite their script to make a place for you in it. And it’s not a drama. It’s a rich slice of life with no good guys or bad guys. Just fellow travelers trying to find their way…together. No one is a caricature. Comic relief is a shared experience.

You came into my line of vision. I am genuinely fascinated.