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originally posted by: TheChuckster
Everyone knows and has heard that; Once in our life we all meet Chuck and experience his wisdom, at times in an event or a situation that we can not explain. This was one of those times, to me it felt like an Omen or a guiding hand and yet it also was what I would consider the greatest experience I have went through in my entire life.
I'm a man of Science myself and do not talk to Chuck(God) or pray to it, nor am I church going man. But, as stated before I'm beginning to believe in my own way, that no matter how much we disagree we can not help but shake the feeling of something there.
It happened 6 months ago at a small bus station outside a shopping center;
As always I tend to catch the bus, it let's me observe and wonder of what every passengers story could be. After purchasing 2 roles of ribbons for Ol'Faithful (My old hot rod red typewriter) I was sitting comfortably watching people passing by and absorbing the gentle rays of sunlight.
I then saw a gentleman I believe to be in his 60's maybe 70's slowly walking with a gain, he had silver white hair and ocean blue eyes; I can not shake the feeling of those eyes there was something behind it. Although looking fragile and what seemed like Melanoma on various regions of his skin, he smiled and came to sit beside me.
As he rested both his hands on his small wooden cane he began the conversations with the old fashioned 'It's a beautiful day' and in return I said 'Indeed it is, indeed it is'. He then inquired 'Do you have a brother?' and as I nodded along he continued with a bit of wisdom 'Brothers can be hard at times, we don't get to choose them. But, they are family and there is nothing stronger than a bond between brothers, sure brothers fight but they also have each others back. Look out for your brother and treat him with love no matter how stubborn he can be'.
I then realized that my brother was a bit stubborn lately and we weren't having such a great time getting a long. Younger siblings do tend to get a bit annoying at times, everyone has experienced something along the lines and vise versa. Part of me was filled with curiosity of who this interesting individual was, I almost felt like saying
Unfortunately before I could he smiled got up and said 'Well this is my bus' and as the doors closed and it drove off into the distance.
I could not but think - Why did I get to meet this nice old gentleman?
It was profound and made me question this experience as to the fact of how he was able to talk on the subject of brothers, more specifically when they don't get along. At the same moment in a period of my life where my relationship with my brother was not the best.
Has anyone else ever experienced the wonder of meeting a stranger such as this wonderful man?
Although a man who seemed stricken and filled possibly with main, he almost radiated happiness and serenity. It was truly profound to experience something like this in my life.