Señor Gallegos speaks his truths with such clarity and intense knowledge of who he is in relation to the world, his world, around him. Something about this excerpt reminds me of the main characters in a Flannery O'Connor story. Perhaps it is the idea that his character has come to some sort of "grace," which is a common theme in her works. Gallegos grace did not happen after some sort of sudden, life-altering event, as is often found in O'Connor's stories. Here, the grace has come after living a life tethered to the people he serves through his business. His grace has taken a lifetime to learn and it is exquisite and beautiful in its simplicity.
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