Sunday, June 15, 2008

Perspective (Trip addendum)

I met a guy named Charles at the poker tables playing O/8 and we chatted it up for a while. He's a very nice guy from Ohio. He asked me about my travels and I spilled it all about my quest and all that crap. Then I asked him if he played here often and I'll never forget his answer.

"My wife has cancer"

He went on to explain that he had been retired for a few years and when his wife was diagnosed, he decided that all he wanted to do was make her happy. So he took out a home equity loan and they gamble every weekend they can because that's what she loves to do. He doesn't care about the money and you could see it in his eyes.

That, my friends, is love.

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