Books are the carriers of civilization … They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print.
~ Barbara W. Tuchman (1912-1989)
“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.”
~ Joseph Addison, Essayist 1672 – 1719
Sam was in his glory, as the woman behind the counter, gave him a bag of day old muffins and doughnuts. She also filled his thermos with fresh brewed coffee.
Sam is homeless, and has no job. He forages in the dumpsters for returnable cans and bottles, which keeps him busy.
Now he is thankful for people like the woman that works at the local bakery. Sam sees the best the best in people, and that’s a good thing.
“I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.”
-Anthony C. Grayling