Almaz means diamond. I learned that when I told...

Almaz means diamond.

I learned that when I told an airport worker - a particularly tired looking, minority, old mother type of airport worker - that she had a pretty name. She beamed like a young woman. Such a radiant smile she had.

Life is hard. We all get old. Compliments are one of the last freely available things to give and receive that have inestimable value.