Dear Marge

July 30, 2019

Dear Marge,

 

It was probably my long white ponytail that compelled you to pull up beside me while I was walking my dog on your street.

 

Or maybe it was because you saw me taking pictures of the Queen Anne's lace across the street from your home. 

 

You retired from a big local department store, you said. Two years later you wondered, how many times can I vacuum this living room?

 

So you went back to work! Part time, passing out food samples. Sounds fun! I said, and meant it. Who could be unpleasant while receiving free fun foods?

 

Stop by and see me some time you said. It could have broken my heart, but it did not..... because these things happen to me all the time.

 

I'm open, and I am ALWAYS rewarded -- with an amazing lesson, words of wisdom, solidarity, fascination for humanity. I am always rewarded by hearing a woman's story. Women are rewarded in the telling, too, it seems. Funnily, the business news mag Inc. published an article just today about how talking to strangers makes us happier. It does!  It invariably deepens our understanding of the world of women, too -- of the available choices and how they played out.

 

I certainly will stop by, and Marge will no doubt be lovely and fascinating. I bet she has some stories about passing out food samples. I'll keep you posted. 

 

If you have a story you tell people in public, or if your momma/auntie/granny does, it's obviously important to you/them. It is also important to the rest of us. Let's record it! Give me a call to get started.

 

 

 

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