Day 26, June 2016, 30-day #bornwithwings writing challenge. There are no accidents.
Games of chance. Matching cards.
People who come into your life. And when.
The Uber driver Jose said, with his lovely El Salvadorian accent,
"You know there are no accidents.
We were supposed to meet".
He said, "I feel like I can talk to you like I've known you forever.
You have bright eyes. You look like you are going through something, to something.
You have something to say. You are on the right path Heather".
I look at him in the rear view mirror and simply smile.
He said, "you know I cured myself, my cancer. The FDA keeps pulling my site down".
He tells me about his concoction, all natural from the earth, from his homeland.
He says, "so I went through something too. We all are going through something".
We sit in silence as he drives.
You know, I allow people to see into my soul, my heart.
I give it freely to those that are open to it. Often involuntarily.
It's what I'm supposed to do. You teach what you need to learn.
I'm looking out the window, last glimpse of ocean before my flight to Boston.
He drives onto the 10 from Santa Monica on the way to LAX.
He looks back at me again and says "I can tell you are greatly loved. But you shouldn't give it all away all the time. And you know you should never feel alone.
If you do, talk to your pillow. It knows all your secrets and dreams anyway.
It's always there for you when you need it".
I show him my "nap blanket" that I carry everywhere with me on my travels.
He said, "I bet that has some stories…"
I laugh and say, "yes, yes it does."
He says "did I say too much?"
I say "no not at all, just right."
He said "you'll never meet another Jose in an Uber."
I say, "no I don't expect to, you are one of a kind."
He says, "we all are, but you know that,
because you see deeply".
I gave him five stars.
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