Yesterday I took my spring jacket out of my closet as I was leaving the house and clipped to the hood was a clothespin decorated with a little blue fuzzy. It said, “You are so cool!” on one side. On the other there was a little smiley face and the letters Y-A-R. I dont know what the letters means. I feel I’ve been touched by a fairy.
I can’t remember the last time I wore this coat. I wonder if I am supposed to pass the clothespin on to someone else. I don’t want to let it go just yet.
Is it a coincidence that in the morning before I found the clothespin, I’d read in The Force of Kindness by Sharon Salzberg: “When someone treats us with the benevolence of kindness, the sense of connection informing their actions confirms our right to be happy.”