“Would you like some rose refresher?” she asked, holding up a small opaque bottle. “Of course,” I replied from my position on the sofa. “Close your eyes,” she said. Then, from a distance of mere inches, she delivered four spritzes to my upturned face. “How does that feel?” she asked. “I’m a new man,” I said.
Factual men are quiet, kind, humble. Opinionated men are the opposite of that.
In Hopi mythology, Spider Grandmother appears as either an old woman or a common spider. She is appreciated for her wisdom, medicinal remedies and plain-spoken advice. The following conveys her earthiness and spiritual pungency: “Don’t go around hurting people. And try to understand things.”
Competition won’t give up without a fight. But beneath the howling and fouling, a new spirit of collaboration has been germinating. Anouchka Grose: “Co-operative grassroots resilience is surely the best, kindest and most interesting future we can plan for.”
Kindness is the recognition of oneself in another person. It’s a fallen wall.