In the midst of what I feel like is madness have been beautiful moments though. People being extra kind so as to say, "I see you hurting, but I will stand in the gap".
Last night as I was going to a theatre event at the local Taco Mac, I made it to the door before a man, and hesitated as I always do as I tend to stop and judge the next person's distance to decide if I should hold the door open or if it would be weird (cuz I'm awkward like that). As I determined he was at 'holdable distance' he spoke up. "allow me", he said. As I thanked him and reached for the inner door he said, "and again". (Sniff... sniff.... so sweet) So I allowed him to grab the second door and thanked him again... and my mood was lifted for the rest of the evening.
Did I mention, or did It even matter that he was a white male? Nope.
Does it matter that we live in the South, and the chances of him voting for the other guy is probably 70%? Nope.
What mattered is that he showed love and kindness and made my day better. Yay for that.
Meanwhile, can I ask my readers to show love and kindness today.
It is GA Gives day and I need a little help. Here's what I wrote on my facebook page.
Here's the link: https://www.gagivesday.org/c/…/a/liveartstheatre/p/ahermitt/
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