Humm — an unexpected side

This morning, going through my quote calendar I came upon this statement attributed to Sammy Davis Jr.:

“Savor the moments that are warm and special and giggly.”

Giggly? Sammy Davis Jr.? Suave. Sophisticated. Outgoing. Worldly. All those, yes; but giggly? I never would have guessed.

How easy it is to accept the most often touted / displayed / revealed aspect of a person and forget there are unseen aspects to everyone we think we know. Like one of the paintings where it seems Picasso tried to show all sides of a person at once or Freud’s concept of the Id, the Ego and the Superego interacting, we’re all a mash of attitudes, responses, quirks, and character traits some of which are based on current culture and others shaped by experiences.

So, what does this mean? It means that today and tomorrow and the next day we should look and listen for little surprises when we’re with our friends or spouses or co-workers. We might get a peek into their hidden sides. Who knows — they might be giggly and it might be a moment to savor.

 

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About Sharon Hart Addy

Writing is the monkey on my back. Sometimes it's great fun and sometimes it -- well, things can't be fun all the time, but it's still engrossing even when I chew my nails and scratch my head while searching for inspiration. Fiction is my particular fondness. Writing it and reading it.
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