I had to go somewhere today. Where, isn’t really important.
I had to talk to someone today. Who, isn’t really important.
I met someone along the way. And he and I went together to talk to someone else.
While continuing along the way, a small child somehow appeared, between me and this man.
I didn’t see him heading towards us.
But suddenly he was between us.
And he had his arm around me before I was completely aware of what was happening.
I looked down into his child face.
And he looked up with pure delight in his face. Instinctively I put my arm on his shoulders and smiled. I couldn’t resist.
He smiled up, with his head fully back, and his smile on full charm. I have a feeling he doesn’t know any other way to exist. He had his coat on. With his hood snuggly around his beautiful face.
I said “why, you’re a hugger aren’t you?”
He smiled some more and said hello.
Someone called him over.
He looked there, and back up to smile some more.
He stepped away.
And that quickly, I felt abandoned when he walked away.
It was the high point of my day.
Unsolicited. Pure. Radiating. Joy.