October 28, 2008
This man is the product of flexible vision, readiness-for-luck, character, and accomplishment, not any cobbled-together concepts of "self-esteem."
Leo Nordine provides a heartening example of thriving in times all-too-ready to call themselves "bad times." When a person is on his own rhythm, his own thread, with clear and robust priorities, there are no bad times -- just another wave.
In the story there lies an embedded jewel of nobility and kindness:
"I'm sorry I made you cry, son."
Sooner or later, this stranger is going to be all right, squalor and confusion notwithstanding. Don't you think?
Meanwhile, seize today: