They’re out there, aren’t they? Difficult people. Sometimes you can walk away. Sometimes you can leave them behind. Sometimes, because they’re family or a next-door neighbor – they’re going to be part of your life until the end of days – or until you move. In any case, whether brief or excruciatingly lengthy – you have to deal with them.
When you have all that you need, build a longer table not a higher fence. We all have enough, don’t we? In fact, we all have more than we need. There is certainly plenty to go around. We have a daughter who is motorcycling her way through southeast Asia — by herself. She is brave and adventurous and loves that part of the world; loves the humble, generous people she meets. She’s told her Dad and I many stories of strangers she’s met, who usually have so little, yet always offer her a meal (often lodging for the night,