Happened to be thumbing thru’ Delicious Laughter today in search of ‘Two Ways of Coming Down a Mountain’ and also re-discovered ‘When a Madman Smiles at You’.
With some judicious editing:
Physician to assistant: ‘Can you administer some of that medicine to me?’
Assistant: ‘But that medicine’s for crazy people; you hardly need it yourself’
Physician: ‘Yesterday a madman turned and smiled at me, arched his eyebrows, and touch my hand. He would hardly have done that if he hadn’t recognized in me someone congenial — not so different from himself.’
Those to whom you’re drawn share some common consciousness. Also watch who avoids you — it may teach you something of your inner qualities.