I ran into this gentleman at the Piedmont Grocery, on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland. He moved slowly and tentatively up and down the aisles in a way that suggested both a lifetime of wear and tear and the grace and serenity of old age.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
Posted by Ajuan Mance