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Laura Jan Shore. In praise of foibles

In Praise of Foibles

He wore his imperfections lightly, announced them to strangers in the park. He was his own blooper reel, a bank of dispensations when the rest of us screwed up. He slept in his clothes for days and then  jumped into the pool to wash them. When someone cut him off in traffic he wouldn’t snarl or curse, but think of something he’d done worse and forgive them both. When he bid on a construction job,  his price was low with a proviso, his gusto could (an...

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