I once had a job driving a taxi. One night, Timmy another cabbie and myself were parked in an alley shooting the breeze, waiting for night to fall and
the bars to start rocking.
Out of the shadows a homeless dude approached us. Timmy was smoking, and the guy asked him for a cigarette. He gladly gave him a smoke, then lit it
for him. Feeling sympathetic for the old salt, I handed him five dollars, then Timmy handed him five dollars as well.
There was something different about this dude, something mysterious. As he enjoyed his smoke he wandered over and touched the hood of my cab, then he
touched the hood Timmy's cab, almost like a ritual.
What happened next, I'll never forget. Within a few minutes Timmy got a call from a group of eight people who needed a ride, that meant four in his
cab and four in mine. We picked them up at a hotel, and dropped them off at a bar. Nothing really unusual, except unknown to both of us a dance of
strange synchronicities, had just begun.
My phone rang, his phone rang, and we both drove off in different directions. All night long the phone kept ringing. The fares, the tips, the timing,
the good people, the friendly ladies, the laughter, the adrenaline, the adventure, the pockets stuffed with cash, the night charmed unlike any
Then at about 3 in the morning Timmy called. He sounded excited as he asked me how things were going. I told him the I couldn't believe what was
happening. There was silence, then he said he couldn't believe it either. We were both having identical experiences. I said it had to be some kind of
magic spell, passed on by the homeless dude. He completely agreed.
There are so many things besides the money that flowed so freely that night, there was a sense of total euphoria, there were things that were learned.
I think back and wonder, was this homeless guy an angel in disguise, was the universe watching, was this a reward that Timmy and I received that night
for offering a human being in need some unconditional love?
edit on 13-4-2014 by seasoul because: (no reason given)