Life is filled with a complex mix of big and small moments. Alongside the banner events of births, deaths, weddings, and graduations are quieter, albeit perhaps equally significant moments in our lives, those moments that arise out of brief, unanticipated, often random kindnesses. As the ancient Greek storyteller Aesop once wrote, “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” And this we hear in the thoughts of Kevin Blanchard.
Kevin Blanchard grew up in the hills of central Massachusetts and teaches English at Barrington High School. Each summer, he and his family spend their vacation time in northern New England.