Monday, June 15, 2009

Intrigued by Trust

"She had never been able to tolerate dishonesty, which she thought threatened the very heart of relationships between people. If you could not count on other people to mean what they said, or to do what they said they would do, then life could become utterly unpredictable. The fact that we could trust one another made it possible to undertake the simple tasks of life. Everything was based on trust, even day-to-day things like crossing the road — which required trust that the drivers of cars would be paying attention — to buying food from a roadside vendor, whom you trusted not to poison you. It was a lesson that we learned as children, when our parents threw us up into the sky and thrilled us by letting us drop into their waiting arms. We trusted those arms to be there, and they were."
-- From "The Full Cupboard of Life" by Alexander McCall Smith, pg 62

I found this great quote and now I am going to have to find out more about this book (a.k.a. buy it). It seems to be part of a detective series.... Has anyone read The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith?

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