"I'm the only normal person in this world," my mother used to say about herself with a confidence as sure as water is wet.
Is the world full of crazies and liars or is it just the people who have lately crossed my path? Maybe I meet too many people, make too many acquaintances. It's what I do. I find people to be entertainingly complex each with a story that unravels their complexity. I don't watch reality TV. I watch people.
Just this month, Sam's sister was murdered by a family member, Charlie's brother shot himself. Beth cheated on her husband. Lisa does not believe in disciplining her children who are out of control and Mick and Terry continue their 15 year marriage in separate rooms, staying married they think for the sake of their kids. And if Kathi lies one more time to cover up all her other lies, I'm going to scream. Ok, I already did that. In front of her but to no avail. Might need an intervention on Dr. Phil for her!
On the other side - when I asked my friend Anne if she could donate maternity clothing from her business for a young pregnant woman in need, a lady I met not long ago, she did not hesitate to help. Then there is Patty, Angela and Gary and Mari Sheldon who brought groceries all month to a woman in the neighborhood going through a hard time. And now I know to let my neighbors know when I will be out of town so they don't try and break down my door or call the police because they haven't seen me and are worried.
I guess there are a few other "normal" persons out there! It's the ones that have your back, that you can vent to, that you can agree to disagree and won't be judged. It's people who let you know there are more good people in the world than bad. I hope you, the reader are one of those.