posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 04:05 AM
reply to post by idontfitinandidontwantto
It was a very positive experience for me reading your reply to mine, and I learned 2x's as much about where you are coming from within that very
I'll admit on a local small scale, I am very giving, so my reply probably sounded like a nutty giggling scientist in a small wet cave, but I'm
actually not. Thank you for your refreshing thoughts on someone passing, I believe this as well. The reason I am more giving on a small scale, is
actually my fathers father had an even greater impact on me and he passed when I was twelve. I don't remember any words he spoke to me, but I still
have his apron I stole out of the repair shop basement that day, and I was quite moved when the woman that spoke after I did, at the funeral, stated
that although none of us knew her, she wanted us to know that she was there to pay her respects because although even my grand mother didn't know, my
poor door to door fish peddling grand father had filled her oil tank each year with out a word for as long as she could remember. The second most
profound thing that was shared by him to me that day, was a poem that he'd requested I read out loud before everyone at his funeral. Even at 12 years
old the words penetrated me.
The Man in the Glass ~ by anonymous
I wont post it here but for my favorite four lines (which are the 1st 4 and the whole thing is framed on my wall)
When you get what you want in your struggle for self,
And the world makes you king for a day,
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that man has to say.
Touching to hear that you hailed that cab, that you even noticed in the first place shows a beautiful mind.
edit on 7-3-2014 by AlchemistSwami because: allowed vs out loud, for respect to the original vibe