And then it came to me: I remembered. I'm passionate about people. Do you recall the wonderful old film, "Auntie Mame?" There's a very famous line of dialogue, "Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!" Life is a banquet. I never starve. I invite every human being I encounter for longer than 5 minutes to my feast. I offer emotional nourishment, friendship, inclusion, and support. And I offer joy as their amusement. Most likely than not - they close their mouths and refuse to offer a palate, a platter, or a reciprocating placement at their table. I find most people spit out criticism of the meal, scoff at the entertainment, or mock the participants in the conversations. But every great once in a while I meet someone who wants to share, partake, reciprocate, and provide his (her) kindness and joy. And it's in those rare moments I find the passion and the joy of community and camaraderie.
I'm passionate about people.