Way forward

Today’s morning ride was dedicated to Amit Trivedi’s soulful music. Udaan, Lootera, and Aaisha. He also has a essentials playlist on iMusic. Delightful morning vibes with coffee, music and my stories from my early morning trip to Whole Foods to buy white pumpkin for my little pumpkin’s art class tomorrow 🙂

At Whole Foods, an elderly uncle was waiting at the wrong door to open, and I waved at him to indicate he was at the wrong the door. He did turn in my direction but did not move. I was perplexed. So I went towards him and no response. When I got close, I realized he was blind. So I told him if he needed help I can take him to the right door. He hesitated, adjusted his mask, and then his stick. I wanted to put him at ease. And so I blabbered on and said, “Uncle, don’t worry, I have a mask on, and I will maintain social distance. You can turn left, and we can walk to the door that is open.”

My lonely Uncle smiled with his eyes, and I was happy to put him at ease. After I guided him through the door, I wondered how he will find his way around. But when you are short changed on one skill, you are over compensated on another. His sense of smell took him to the produce area. There was a helper who immediately came to his help and they shopped together.

I kept my eye on him to make sure he was not lost again. But then, it was time for me to leave and he was still in the produce section. When I exit the door, I looked back, he also was looking towards the door. As if he knew I was leaving. Perhaps he smelled it.

I hope he find his way forward. I definitely did.

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