“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”.
- Lao Tzu
“Uncle” is such a person. With a
twinkle in his eye and as light as a feather, he demonstrated for me his
self-defense skills. With incredible wit, agility and lightning moves, I
was honored to observe a respected martial art practitioner. His years of
practice paid off In good health, positive energy, self-confidence, discipline,
and tranquility. I wasn’t watching an old man, but rather, a marvelous
spirit, full of life, who was relaxed and exuded a positive energy.
“The Journey Starts Here”
Ok, back to the aforementioned occurrence, While I was talking to Michelle
about the ins and outs of the way young artists need to take necessary steps to
actually make a go of it, I was suddenly surprised, I noticed that Michelle had
stopped speaking, and she in apparent disbelief was staring out of the window
with her month open and something obviously held her attention. Of
course, I didn’t know why then, but suddenly, she ran for the door and down the
stairs, on the way, she looked back at me and Emre and she added: “that lady
apparently is in trouble, no one is on the street, and it is raining. I
must go help her.” Then Emre and I went to the window to see what was
actually going on. We saw Michelle and a gentleman who had just come from
the Gourmet Pizza shop helping a lady to stand because her knees apparently
were giving her a little trouble.
This whole experience speaks to me about Michelle and Emre’s future, I clearly have seen and understand from observing and thinking about Michell’s quick act of kindness. This type of person, who smiles easily and is comfortable with people easily, will ultimately succeed in life as an artist or in whatever endeavor they will attempt.
So we all should wish them both well, their “Journey Starts Here”
I hope you, the reader do not think I am making a mountain out of a molehill. But to me, this is something worth mentioning.
-Jing Shuai 06/10/2018
(Thank Martin Daniels for helping on editing.)