How short and bland life is when we cut ourselves off from the
myriad experiences and acquaintances that present themselves to us.
When we back away from the persons who have curiously crossed
our paths, we back away from lessons for which earlier experiences
and persons have prepared us ,Our progress and our success in life is both
measured and nurtured by the number of genuine contacts we make with
the men and women who are sharing our space in time.
- "The Promise of a new day" by Karen Casey & Martha Vanceburg