On my way back to the office, I passed a gaggle of teens. One girl broke off from the group so she could run over to hug the library building.
Yes, this really happened.
As her friends laughed at her, she gave the building one last squeeze, then walked over to rejoin her friends. “I’m sorry, but have you seen the scope of this place? It’s amazing!”
Just when you think the work you’re doing isn’t important, right at that moment when you’re feeling a bit discouraged about some “state of the profession” chatter you’ve been hearing, the universe sends you a vignette like this to reaffirm your professional worth.