I’d like to introduce you to two Barry L. Williamses.
One Barry L. Williams is sad and unhappy he is sad.
He wears his sadness like an ill fitting shirt. One of those too short shirts where a fat dude’s gut drips out the bottom.
The other Barry L. Williams sees Barry L. Williams’s hurt and feels for him. Genuinely pours his heart out to dude feeling bad.
And then he steps back and contemplates the feeling and its effect on them.
Barry number two can’t change the way Barry number one feels but he can affect the course of all Barry L. Williams by not jumping into a sinking sheep.
He empathizes with the bmeister, offers his hand and a stiffer upper lip.
Sometimes Barry groks it. Sometimes he don’t…
For boat us.
And us too.
Thank you, friend.