Kindness of Strangers 

I spend a lot of time by myself. My family and close friends are all in Virginia. I am, essentially, alone.

Fortunately, people who don't know me are nice to me.

Thanks to JSDC reader Gary, who sent two dozen roses to the theater yesterday. It was quite a surprise to receive so large and star-like an arrangement. They wouldn’t fit in the dressing room and I had an interesting time getting them home. Everyone in the elevator concluded that I must be someone special or amazing. I could tell. They were awed. And they should be: This marks the first time I have received two dozen roses, which I’m pretty sure is some sort of marker in any individual’s life... kind of like getting your license or learning how to kill any opponent in one hit. (Total rites of passage.)

You should also know that JSDC has a theme song.

Hey, it happens. (Thanks to Dave.)

I know what you are going to ask, because, upon hearing this, one of my friends asked:

“Hey Jessica can I come up with my own flippin’ sweet theme song for you?”


I love it—I really do. That is probably the coolest thing you can do for someone: Write them a song. My friend ZIV says that writing anything for a person is awesome and impressive, but perhaps I think songs are better because I’m not a musician, so I can’t arrange something myself.

Really, what is saaweeter than flowers or more awesome than music? I can't think of anything.

Except maybe stranger-friends.

PS: Hereisyourfavoritesong.

Comments (10) | Permanent Link | RSS
© 2003-2023 Jessica Mae Stover • All Rights Reserved