Robert (gurdonark) wrote,
Robert
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the littlest things

Tonight I noticed that someone had posted on a lawyer message board I like to read a brief note to thank me for, a couple of years ago, helping the woman in question choose a law school. I had missed the note for a few weeks, so it was a nice surprise to happen upon it. So often it's the little things--the little acknowledgments--that make so much difference. It's not so much praise per se, or fame or recognition. It's that sense of lifeline--that sense that I am here, and somebody out there cast out a note of recognition, as if we are all on rafts, drifting away, and these lines keep us all bound together.
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