Day: September 18, 2015

On Not Allowing: A Message for When You’re Feeling Whiny

“Just to let you know,” the massage therapist warned over the phone, “I’m blind.” She arrived to my house by taxi, and as she pulled up, she looked out the glass toward me as if she could see me…even though she could not. The art of the gesture stunned me. “Hello!” I greeted, wanting to be helpful without being condescending—a line I wasn’t sure how not to cross. As she exited the car, the taxi driver—a shy, round thirty-something man