Today’s Daily Prompt:
Everything Changes: Walking down the street, you encounter a folded piece of paper on the sidewalk. You pick it up and read it and immediately, your life has changed. Describe this experience.
I knew he was in my city but I didn’t know where. Normally, whenever he was here, I’d feel his presence but knew it wasn’t the right time. Somehow, I found myself walking to the subway station, not really sure of where I was going. As I was about to make the trek down into the underground, I saw it just lying there, staring at me to pick it up; a lone piece of folded paper on the sidewalk. I picked it up cautiously, aware of my nerves freaking out on me, as per usual. As I opened it up, I felt a surge of hope fly through me. Everything is going to be okay. This was my godwink, the one I’d been waiting for. “Columbus Circle. 8:21 p.m..”
As I rode the subway, I couldn’t help the jitters. Was I insane? I always assumed I was. Maybe it’s finally time? Could this really be it? Was there some sort of divine force that dragged me out of my house and down to that subway station?
As I walked up the stairs out of the station, I had to stop a minute to catch my breath. I didn’t know what I was doing but it somehow felt right. As I made my way across the street, there I saw him. He looked my way and stared for a good minute, like he was expecting me. I walked closer, slowly, unsure of what to do, trying not to collapse into a heap in the middle of a busy New York City street because my legs felt like rubber bands. He walked up to me, introduced himself and showed me a piece of paper he found…in his town. We both smiled.
“Something told me I should come here, and so I did – and boy, am I glad I did” he said.
I was speechless yet somehow, his eyes told me I didn’t need to say a thing. He knew it all by heart. It was as if he lived through it too. That’s when I realized. “Oh my God. You had that dream too?” He smiled. I already knew the answer – and just like that, everything had changed.