Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I'll take that as a compliment

Several of us were going down the stairs into the Yangjae subway station on Friday evening, on our way to the Night of Enough Alcohol to Kill Foster Brooks-- which I will write about later, when I have the energy, assuming my memory comes back-- when I casually said to my fellow English teacher Zach that I've been somewhat sheltered and extremely cautious about new things all my life.
Zach turned to me and said, "That's funny; that's not something I've seen at all."

It was the nicest compliment I've had in a long, long time. And in fact I think I've chipped pieces out of that thick yet brittle shell I started sealing around myself fifty years ago.

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