Within my circle of friends and loved ones is one who has the ability to say things which at first sound ridiculous, possessing that quality that makes hearers think, “I can’t believe she just said that.” Upon any serious reflection we find that what she has spoken without reserve what the rest of us hold deeply covered in our heart.

The classic for this was uttered a couple of years ago. She said, with all sincerity:

“I’m not prejudice toward those that matter.”

Yes, of course it is contradictory. But it sheds light on a dark truth of my own heart, if I think about it.

And then yesterday, she said this:

“I don’t mind rules, as long as they don’t keep me from doing what I want to do.”

Yes, of course, that is the problem with rules, isn’t it. She may be more astute than we give her credit for.

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