handinshadowSeek goodness everywhere, and when it is found, bring it out of its hiding place and let be free and unashamed.

~ William Saroyan

There is a scene in the movie Everything Must Go that touched me. 

While digging through the stuff of his life, Nicholas comes across a high school annual.  An old friend had signed it, calling him a “diamond in the rough.”  He decided to pay her a visit, which goes somewhat awkwardly.  Until she reminds him why she wrote what she did.  One day at a party, some unruly students physically bullied her, and he had come to her aid.  After all the years apart, living their own lives, she remembered that one moment. 

He didn’t. 

I do that.  Forget that I am a nice person.  That I’ve done some good.  And that I am loved . . .


[Flickr photo is by Kr. B and is protected]


6 thoughts on “Skin

  1. Fantastic + needed, like a perfect tiny milagro. Thank you.

  2. Now I have to see that movie, for that moment alone.

    We all forget from time to time.

  3. I’m glad you are back blogging again!

  4. That is exactly as I imagine you.

  5. Another example of how we can sometimes see ourselves as less than we are seen by others.

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