I Love You Bro!
by Nicholas P, published on June 7, 2018
Hi BZ. Thanks again for the postings, I cannot wait to share them with my Mom this weekend. She’s my everything, and is truly the picture of unconditional Love, is one Badass Independent Woman who truly Marches to her own drum, and was my first teacher. She’s really one of the biggest reasons for my career choices, always involving helping/serving others. She has quite the story, and is a KACB in her own right.
She was diagnosed with MCI recently, which may or may not be the early stages of dementia. It’s been tough at times, seeing the subtle changes, the enormous OMG moments, the impact on close family members still residing in the old world. However, processing and integrating things from the heart…and having lost my mind a while ago (Yay!), we’re going to be a ok. It’s hard to explain, but there is something to be said for the power, impact, and realness of the Flow, and Living/Being Love. I got you Ma, buy as much Pepsi and cold cuts as you want, up here there’s no judgment, and All LOVE.
Can’t say it doesn’t suck sometimes, and that’s just being real.
Anyway, this really wasn’t about my Mom, except for a lesson she gave me regarding giving what you can, even if you don’t have that much.
On the walk home from work today, near my corner newsstand next to the subway station, I noticed a man on the corner looking into, and violently shaking a metal garbage can. There’s a super crowded, well traveled bus stop on that corner, and you often have to wade through a sea of New Yorkers just trying to get home, in order to get home.
Crossing the street, I could see small circle form around the guy shaking the can, as on the surface it looked pretty scary.
(Transparency? I live paycheck to paycheck, like many of us, and a lot of my fantastic work walks/adventures are partly because that’s the only way I’m getting to work that day, lol, but when you’re in the flow, it’s all good Adventures rule!)
I crossed the street, and instead of moving away from this man, I circled around the pole, and handed him 5 dollars. The 5 dollars that means I’m definitely having a walking adventure tomorrow. All eyes were on us, as I’m sure someone in the crowd was hoping for a WorldStar moment.
He looked at me at first with the eyes of the fear his actions were generating, perhaps on the defense and ready to play to the audience, but when our eyes met, when our Souls met, that eased away. He took the fiver, and with a quizzical look, said “God Bless You”. “God Bless you, we’re fam man”.
I just kept my forward momentum, as I had to wade through the 3 bus lines, but I noticed the circle around him got a little bit smaller. After 10
Steps, I hear a booming voice that hit me straight in the heart.
“YO!!!! I LOVE YOU BRO!!!!!”
I Love you too Brother. You made my day. I Am so looking forward to the park hike tomorrow. In my head, he bought a
“There is a man
A certain man
And for the poor you may be sure
That he’ll do all he can
Who is this one?
Whose favorite son?
Just by his action has the traction
Magnets on the run
Who likes to smoke?
Enjoys a joke?
And wouldn’t get a bit
Upset if he were really broke?
With wealth and fame
He’s still the same
I’ll bet you five you’re not alive
If you don’t know his name”