How many people do you converse with?

Stephen Baker

Have you seen those cartoons where two or three of the faces are drawn, and the rest are shadows? I think that's the way many of us live. We converse with a select group and treat everyone else as extras. Sometimes a person is just a form spilling into our space in the subway, or one holding a precious position ahead of us in the line for coffee or at the post office. We simplify our lives by reducing the performing cast. For some people, life is a cast of one.

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