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Wow, what a cache of truths this man shares. He is so right. We ran a small neighborhood hardware in the city for 27 years, and Senor Gallegos expresses so beautifully the joys, frustrations, tensions... and the arc of learning that came with those years. One never gets rich in a street-level business, not in pesos or dollars. But the wealth accumulated in the web of relationships developed cannot carry a price. It is a wealth that bears dividends daily, for I now carry in my being every interaction, every life, every person I experienced, and these resurface all the time to reveal new dimensions of gift, complexity, understanding.... Memory is such a beautiful gift.