A Little Bit

I think I’ve figured out a little bit of who I want to be: I want to be the kind of person who can be with another person and make that person feel like they are everything I am thinking of. I want to sit down with a person and think about them such that they will know that I am thinking about just them. I don’t think I’ve ever been with a person who can do this. My Big Nanny said, “But I have read about them,” and I agreed. I have read about them too. They usually become famous enough that they are hard to meet. Mostly I can think of the Dalai Lama, Rachel Naomi Remen and Deepak Chopra at the moment, but I am sure there are more. Maybe Pope John Paul II and Billy Graham. The change I think becomes that to do this a person must be able to forget about themselves. The person has to be able to open themselves up and allow the person their listening to fill them in. It is very empathetic. I think this is a little bit of what I want to be.