“Attention requires a cunning passivity.” Although I can’t locate the source of this quote (shame on my librarian skills) I find the quote telling. So many of us are so intent on telling our story (oftentimes over and over again) that we miss the opportunity to learn from others and the world around us.
A person who is passive can be more attentive to the task. Kate Andreae is a perfect example of a person who listens, is attentive and thus a quick learner. I can attest to her skills as a doctor at Urban Vet Care and that takes hard work and focus. I saw the same focus on the river as we fished together a second time this year.
I love that I can be friends with the daughter of one of my best friends.