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.”
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