She’s works as a salesperson for a floral company who supplies the big supermarkets and funeral homes in the area. She was surprised to know that I too worked in the same industry (FTD delivery driver) while I was trying to figure out my life. Floral arrangements is her life. And has been since 1989. She confessed that she hates her job, “I’m bored and tired with it.” I could tell.
Receptive as she was for participating in the challenge, Yael used just the right amount of words need to answer my questions. But if you knew her you might say eyes and facial expressions did most of the talking. Unlike the others who share our alley, Yael is not someone who needs to bend your ear. Quiet, yet kind. That’s who she is.
Having just had a weird experience on “Craig’s List” (a community website where weird happens) Yael didn’t want me to take her picture. But she did want you to know that she is “always honest.” That is a quality I like in a person, especially my neighbors.
Honesty is the best policy for a new friendship. It doesn't take a lot of words to be true and real. But it does take two to help spread this wondrous virtue down the alley, through the neighborhood, and into the world.
An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”