They’re Always Listening

On Tuesday morning, I received this text message from a fine young man who is a senior in one of our area high schools:

After I answered, “Limerence,” I asked if he had it or if a girl at his school had it for him.

“Neither,” came his reply. “It’s for a school project about a book where the main character is lovesick and [we] were trying to remember the word.”

A high school senior with a million things on his mind.

Listening closely enough to a Sunday sermon to apply its “vocabulary lesson” to his English class.

More people are listening to you than you realize. And more people are listening closely than you’d ever expect.

The book with the limerence-y character?

Wuthering Heights.