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|Posted on April 14, 2017 at 7:10 PM||comments (0)|
I was driving home from work yesterday through Bells Corners when I saw a man and woman on the sidewalk waiting for a bus, (or maybe to cross the street, not sure which)... anyways, as I drove past them I saw that she was crying... really crying... like wiping the streaming tears from her face with her whole hand kind of crying... while he was just standing there. I was past them in a split second but my heart went out to her, and the image of her stayed with me.
When I got home I decided to go out for a walk. As I was walking down the sidewalk I saw that up ahead a bit there was a lady who had just helped someone out of a car and was helping them very slowly towards the house. At first I thought she was helping an elderly person by the way they were moving, but as I got closer I realized it was actually a young person with a (shaved) bald head, like someone undergoing cancer treatment...
It struck me as a bit odd that I would see these two things one right after the other like that. Both of them moved me, and made me feel deeply grateful for all of the little things in my life and the people in it. It's easy to forget that everyone around us has their own story... their own heartbreak and triumphs and fears and pain.
I remember when I was a little girl we would travel by car back and forth between the Toronto area and Ottawa, and as we would pass through the little villages along Hwy7 I would see children playing out on lawns and men unloading delivery trucks. I would wonder about their families and their lives... even though they had their own little world, totally separate from mine, I still felt connected to them.
I really believe that if we could know someone's story just by looking at them, we'd all be a little nicer to each other. The true test is not knowing, and being kind anyways...
|Posted on April 1, 2017 at 8:05 PM||comments (0)|