Added: Jacek Balbuena - Date: 17.11.2021 09:27 - Views: 43396 - Clicks: 9851
Last year, as April weather warmed the city back to life and the streets starting buzzing again, my grandfather passed away. He was the patriarch of our small-sized family, a self-made man from the Depression era, and so we all deeply felt the void left by his absence. There are days when I still do. My grandfather lived for my sister and I, his only grandchildren.
He used to take us fishing on hot summer days and even bought me a special left-handed fishing rod. My grandfather was also a brilliant physical engineer who spearheaded the construction of many notable buildings in New York City and elsewhere. In the trying weeks that followed his passing, I toured the city and visited each of his impressive landmarks, trying to find some kind of inner peace and acceptance. Instead I found a MetroCard. It had an NYC building on it. A building my late grandfather had specifically worked on.
Feeling like this was a special memento magically left from my grandpa and desperately wanting something of his to hold on to, I kept the MetroCard safe in my wallet. Or so I thought. Heartbroken and feeling lost and more distant from my grandfather than ever, I trekked on foot to the very building pictured on the card. I cried during the entire walk uptown. How could I have been so careless with his artifact? Or worse, would I eventually lose the precious thoughts of my grandpa just as easily as I forgot about the card?
It was my MetroCard pictured with the building that I was now standing in front of. Call me crazy. Call me a sad girl whose holding o nto fantasy instead of dealing with reality. I call myself a dreamer, a believer in something bigger than myself who feels the special connection between her soul and her surroundings. I choose to believe in s. And it allows us to feel as if the people we love are still present, even when they are gone. It might not work for everybody, but it works for me. Even the small things -- like a perfect song that comes on at the exact moment you need it or a breeze that pushes you in the right direction -- can be interpreted as a cosmic al.
I know this sounds absurd. I can feel it. And I remind myself to breathe. Just be mindful of this rare and beautiful moment and breathe. All you can do is surrender yourself to the electricity. Harness the energy. Remember to breathe. And if only you could hold on to this minute for minutes longer. Keep holding. Breathe out. For the things you have and have experienced. And you breathe again. Your s are there if you choose to believe them. But for now, I still have the MetroCard. I use it every day to always remember Grandpa.
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