Bob Roberts - A messenger from above
Where: South Wilmington Street 101, NC 27601 Raleigh (United States). When: on 16-01-2011.
Written at 25-04-2011 by
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I stood with him on the curb while he waited for the cab. He started telling me about his life. How he lost his vision by some accident. It was sad how he could hardly recognize his kids anymore but he seemed to cope with it by simply laughing it off. He even cracked a few jokes here and there—pretty funny ones at that. At that point I thought it was quite amazing how he could be living a jolly existence despite his disability.
Towards the end, he mentioned how “it is always better to leave someone with a chuckle rather than a wince”. I wished many people could live that way, including me.
To this day I still wonder if he was some sort of messenger sent to tell me to be a happier person no matter what the circumstance. It felt good to be able to help out even in the smallest way possible. It was a learning experience that I will definitely remember—how even a blind man can see more sense in living than many people around.