The Meeting

Sammy took off the next day of work. He called Mary early and told her that he needed to work on a project and would be at his apartment if she or anyone needed him. Generally a very private person, Sammy needed “alone time” more than most people, because lots of people and chatter often wore him down. It wasn’t that he disliked people. However, gatherings of people tended to sap his energy. He was fine with one or two people at a time— especially if he knew them. But lots of people, all needing air time with him, drained his energy.

So, he relished this time to be with the single person he trusted the most—himself. He considered what Uncle Joe had said about Eddie and about building trust and thought about how important that was, ...

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