What do you see? 21 — God’s Gift

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He was a man some would call an airhead. His thoughts were either in the clouds or he was being distracted from what, or whomever, he was trying to focus on. He was frustrated by never seeing his stream of consciousness reach the delta to the ocean. He’d tried meditation, medication, and was now in the realm of trepidation. He felt disjointed, as if he were an unfinished sculpture that an artist had walked away from.

The day he left work after being told by his boss he needed to develop his time management skills, his head went where it usually did – into the clouds. He was blindly walking towards the bistro when he crashed into the most lovely human being he’d ever laid eyes on. His attention zoomed in on her and never left.

Seventy years later, as they sat in the sun in their rocking chairs, he turned to her and said, “I still thank God every day for our meeting. It was a miracle.” He leaned back in his chair and closed his eyes.

She smiled and looked up into the light and winked, then whispered, “If he only knew how right he was.”

Sadje is the host of What do you see?

23 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    I love this Li. A beautiful story.
    Thanks for participating in the challenge.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      I had to balance out the darkness of my earlier story with a little light ❤

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You did very well. 🙏

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Thank you 🙂

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          1. Sadje says:

            🙏🙏🙏

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  2. judeitakali says:

    Love your point of view and you tell it so well 👌🏾👍🏾❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you and glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  3. Great story Li, but she looks like she is too young for him.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Why do you say that? She’s an angel and could be thousands of years old. Probably the other way around. Whatever works, I say.

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  4. memadtwo says:

    Love that meditation medication trepidation sentence. (K)

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  5. Gina says:

    love their encounter and years later still together, keen to know her magic secret!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Eyes to heaven gives you a hint…

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Gina says:

        ah yes, thanks for the tip! I get it now

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  6. ghostmmnc says:

    It’s amazing how from just a picture, a lovely story like this can happen. I like it very much. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Barbara, it wrote itself.

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  7. badfinger20 says:

    Didn’t see that twist coming.

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  8. Chris Hall says:

    This is lovely, Li 🙂 Light and life!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Chris 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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