3. Emotion

We have developed a curious idea of what men and women ought to be; and one of our pretences is that men should affect not to understand sentiment, and to leave, as we rudely say, “all that sort of thing to the women.”

— Emotion, Joyous Gard

At a conference last week I was pouring a cup of coffee when a girl standing behind me commented: “What beautiful flowers.” I looked up and noticed that she was referring to a vase of fresh-cut flowers standing behind the coffee pots.

          “Oh, yes. They are very pretty.” I said. “But I’ll have to admit that without your saying something, I would’ve hardly noticed. I like that about girls. Y’all see the flowers.”

Days 3-6 Guide

Today, direct your mind to see the many things around you. It’s easy to get tangled up in your own thoughts and miss the flowers.

© 2007, Levi Hill

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