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THE POWER OF LOVE
By any standard of measurement,
Tall, handsome and dignified, he cut an imposing figure, even in his declining years. He was widely known and greatly respected by his peers and others in the community. As the head of a large organization, he was surrounded by people who were prepared to respond to his every whim. Because of the prominence of his position and the value of his time, he didn’t have to do anything he didn’t want to do, or that wasn’t a high priority to him.
Which is why it seemed a little unusual to those who worked in the small downtown market to see this great man, slowed and bent by the years, shuffling in to shop.
“Doesn’t he have people to do this sort of thing for him?” a clerk asked the store manager.
“Of course he does,” the manager whispered. “He has people who have people who have people to do this sort of thing for him.”
They watched as
“Then what’s he doing here?” the clerk asked.
“I don’t know,” the manager said, a little nervously. “But whatever it is, it must be VERY important.”
“Perfect!” he said to himself, smiling broadly.
He tucked the apple securely in his hand and made his way back up the aisle to the cash register, where the manager stepped in front of the clerk.
“There will be no charge for that, sir,” the
manager said when
“Thank you, sir,” he said kindly. “But I insist. Please allow me to pay for this beautiful apple.”
Hesitantly, the manager rang up the charge for
the apple, and placed it carefully in a brown paper bag. He took
Of course – Emma. The love of
The power of love.
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