“I See You”

detail of painting


This morning I was out and about in my wheelchair just looking around and soaking in what it feels like to receive.

In a parking lot I saw this great looking man getting off his motorcycle.

I smiled a genuine smile and passed him by.

A few moments later he was at my side.

He signaled me in such a way I understood he was mute and also asking me in a teasing way if I wanted a ride.

There was all this communicating flying between us in just a few seconds as I registered his disability, laughingly said “No thanks” and reached out to touch his leather-clad arm in gratitude for the invitation.

He put his index and middle fingers up to his eyes and then pointed at me; “I SEE YOU” he said.

We parted.

I can’t think of anything more important than really SEEING one another exactly where we are in the moment.

This is how I feel receiving the support I am being blessed with right now regarding my crowdfunding project.

I will take this knowledge out into the world and practice doing just that…passing this miraculous gift forward.


5 Responses to ““I See You””

  1. Michele on October 19th, 2014

    You are SO worth it.

  2. Keek on October 19th, 2014

    what a great rendezvous!

  3. Jenny on October 19th, 2014

    Wow. Just great!

  4. KK on October 20th, 2014

    Long ago, I used to cross the street rather than look into the face of someone with a visible disability. I told myself I just didn’t want to embarrass them, but now that I’m visibly disabled myself, I realize I was just scared. Now, like you, I look into the faces of people and find moments of intimate connection I didn’t know was possible. And I understand when I’m invisible to others; they, too, are probably scared.

  5. gerry harty on October 20th, 2014

    You should have given him a big juicy kiss!!! xoxo

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