Friday, March 2, 2007

A Perfect Stranger

Seeds IX, 9

Have you ever thought about this expression? What exactly might constitute a perfect stranger?

Maybe the best way to think about this is: in what circumstance might you be the perfect stranger? I’m sure you’ve encountered a mom alone with purse, diaper bag, baby, stroller and a heavy door. Without thinking you’ve probably held the door open for mom. That day, you were the perfect stranger.

Has a perfect stranger ever made your day? I was walking across town in New York one day to catch the bus and get to a meeting. A man I’d never seen before was standing in a doorway, obviously waiting for someone. As I walked past, he said, “You have very beautiful legs.” It wasn’t a come on. He was the perfect stranger. I got a boost, smiled and thanked him, and nailed my meeting.

Or—and this one really happened to me—I sat next to a perfect stranger on an airplane once who turned out to be the love of my life.

Someone wise once said that strangers are simply friends we have not yet met. The perfect stranger could be waiting to make your day even now. On the other hand, you could be the perfect stranger for someone else.

Be serene,

Dr. Susan Corso

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Dr. Susan Corso said...

"What a brilliant concept. So many times we forget to look beyond common phrases for the layers of meaning. But you, Susan, have peeled back the layers of meaning in the simple concept of "perfect stranger" to produce a perfect posting! Thanks for your insights.

Dr. Susan Corso said...

A friend asked me to post this for her! It didn't come from me. SC