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On kindness

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 03, 2014

Cord Jefferson with a beautiful piece about his mother, illness, and the importance and difficulty of being kind.

I’d just returned home from a meeting when she called again. It had been only a few hours since we’d last talked and, as she stammered when I picked up, my heart sank with the anticipation of more bad news. “I didn’t tell you everything I wanted to earlier,” she said after gathering her tongue. “I wanted to say that I’m scared. I know you can’t do anything to change this, but it makes me feel better to let you know that I’m afraid.”

(via @jessicalustig)