When I was a very little child, I cried when I was upset. I had such strong emotions, yet expressing them certainly didn’t bring me more understanding or the connection I deeply yearned for. So I learned how to reign in my tears.
Did I really? Did I have to write this?
What would have happened if I didn’t?
I went to dinner last night to celebrate a friend’s birthday. There were 11 of us.
We bought plates for the middle of the table and shared whatever came out. The food was delicious. The conversation lively. The evening was enjoyed by all.
When it came time to pay for the meal...