a kindness

April 1, 2012

i heard this story this morning told by Patti Smith the musician: She had just lost her husband…she said it had been a few months… she said she could hardly do anything but get the kids to school and hang on.. she gets this phone call on Valentines Day….and the voice said, Hi Patty – you don’t know me, but I am Michael Stipe. She said I know who you are — . Then MS said…I heard you had lost the love of your life this year… (Patti is in tears recounting this story) And he said, I just wanted to ask if I could be your Valentine this year…. She said, I got off the phone and I was so happy… she said it was the kindest gesture she has ever had…

it made me love Michael Stipe.

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