Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.
A quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1900 - 1944
I am out of town for work. One overnight. Got an email from Madigan:
How are you?
When are you getting home?
I miss you.
I am well! how are you? I am looking froward to smooching your face in a little while!
I think I'll be home after your bedtime. I'm missing you like crazy.
I love you.
I'll be home in a little while. And I will be loved.
Ruben is having a root canal tomorrow. We have excellent dental coverage.
My dryer is broken and I need a new one. Ruben hung a line on the back deck and the sun and wind have dried my clothes for the past few weeks.
I need to buy a new car. Said car is running fairly well right now and I may be able to wait until after the root canal and dryer purchase.
The economy is in a slump. From this comes a collective appreciation for less expensive and more meaningful exchanges.
I can't lose for trying around here.