Maudie (2016)

A well-meaning online discussion caught my attention: “Name a thoughtful non-romantic gesture by your significant other.” As if the two are mutually exclusive.

Kindness and simplicity are vastly underappreciated. Often, excessive public displays of affection hide shallow, insecure relationships. Now we have social media to facilitate overcompensation. In contrast, those with the least appreciate it the most, especially without the outside influence of mass media sowing seeds of discontent.

The most demonstrative acts of caring aren’t always refined and charming; where there is self-sacrifice, there is surely love. It can turn a homely disefranchised woman looking for a place to blossom into a beloved artist and even soften a cold, hardened heart, turning a cranky, fish pedaling loner into a doting husband.

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