“I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.”
— Blanche Dubois in “A Streetcar Named Desire”
Rave: Unlike Blanche, I’ve striven to never depend on the kindness of strangers. It seemes a very precarious way to live.
Still, there have been times when I’ve been blown away by the generous actions of those I don’t know.
This weekend was one of those times.
You see, while waiting to register at the Lori Foster Annual Reader and Author Get Together this weekend, I was chatting with the other women in line. In the course of that conversation, I mentioned that I’m always on the lookout for “gentle” (no sex, no violence, no offensive language) novels for some of my library patrons who prefer their romances a little less spicy. One of my fellow attendees suggested the book Spring Chickens might be a good choice. I made a note to look it up when I got home and thanked her for the suggestion.
But much to my astonishment, the same woman (whom I now know is Michelle Kelly) came up to me later that evening and handed me a copy of the book. She had purchased it for my library so I could share it with my patrons.
What an incredibly nice — and completely unexpected — gesture!
Clearly Michelle — whether she knows it or not — practices Ghandi’s philosphy of being the change you wish to see in the world. She saw a need and, without fanfare or glory, she filled it.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we all did the same?
Also, if you happen to be a romance reader, check her blog, “Another Look Book Reviews” out at http://anotherlookbookreviews.blogspot.com/.