The kindness of strangers. How wonderful it is when, out of the pure goodness of their hearts, complete strangers step in to rescue us in moments of peril. When it occurs, unvarnished altruism is remarkable. Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” Bill Miles is here to tell us what it’s like to be on the receiving end of truly extraordinary kindness.
Bill Miles, a resident of Seekonk, Massachusetts, is a professor of political science at Northeastern University. One month before getting his scars in Ouagadougou, his new book on postcolonial legacies, Scars of Partition, was released by the University of Nebraska Press.