You wouldn't think to look at him that this man and I are so alike. If I saw him somewhere--anywhere--we probably would not end up talking to each other. For one, he's old. Sorry old people. I know it's not fair and I know it will come back to bite me when I'm old AND I know that many people think I am old already BUT I don't care because they are young and while I might OCCASIONALLY underestimate an old person, it's much more likely to overestimate a young one.
Plus, this guy is wearing some kind of wacky pocket square. When you know who he is and that he's Irish, it's actually quite charming. But on the face of it, uhhhh-it's a turn off.
Turns out, he's an author named Frank Delaney. I read Ireland and now I'm reading Tipperary. I recommend these books but it's not like they are the most amazing books I've ever read. It's just that I feel so much in common with Frank. He points out a detail that I am at that second wondering about. The simple kindnesses he describes are the kindest things I can think of. It's a little uncanny. There are other books I like, but it's not the same. I've never met Frank Delaney and I have no idea what he's really like but if he could write this book, I love him.
I feel like that about other things, too. Sometimes someone might say something on a blog or recommend some music. And then I listen to the music and I think, if they love this music like I love this music than they have won a little loyal piece of my heart. It can even happen with church talks. And other things.
Before I get all sappy on you I should probably explain that usually the opposite of this happens. As in, if you think Aflac Insurance commercials are funny then I know I probably hate you. Or, if you post a link to Dr. Laura we might not have that much to talk about. Or, if you wear wacky pocket squares I'm sure our souls don't match.