Something I’ve experienced being a maudlin myself; As I moved through my day, everyday, several times a day, there are moments while waiting in a checkout line, or in passing, an overwhelming sentiment comes over me, and I’m lead by maudlin, to share with someone what possibly, they may appreciate hearing in that moment and brightens their day, even light up their life as much as they have mine !
I’ve raised my girls to always allow maudlin to guide them as they grow and experience other beings in different human circumstances and situations.
For instance, When I lived in NYC, passing by thousands of beings in a day was common.
While out walking, I passed by a man who was, (by common perception) overweight, unkempt, clothes tattered and warn, but I noticed his shoes had the most awesome laces, (skateboards on them) that were purple and red, 2 of my favorite colors. In passing he ran into me, and as quickly as I observed his shoes, I reacted.
“Whoa bud, pardon me. But hey, while I have your attention, RAD LACES, YOUR SHOES ARE AWESOME!”
First I have to tell y’all, he was hanging his head as he was walking and this caused our colliding. What provoked my reaction was; He radiated depression and low self worth. I thought, how I react could conclude anything for this man. The only thought that came was; He could be hanging his head without any care for what or who happens, because he is on his way home to end his life. It was that moment when maudlin became for me what brightens my days. When I shared my admiration for those darn shoes laces, I saw him come to life. I felt him redeem himself worthy.
He was like a kid with new shoes, “I’ve got fast shoes wanna see”
Surely, many of you have experienced a child, especially boys who’ve (said) done this.
Moral of the story is the world needs more Maudlin; More Being Maudlin; More Care, More Concern, More Being Human And Less Being Unconcerned People ‼️
I Care For You All So Very Much.
Bella, Being Human 11/17/18