Monday, 21 April 2014

Greyhound

I laughed.

"What's so funny?" he responded.

I shook my head and turned away. "I don't know." 
"What? C'mon now, don't leave me like this..." His expression was exuberant and pleading. 
"I don't know. People just don't usually talk to me or ask me questions. Most people aren't this nice either. I guess I was just expecting everything to be different." 
"What did you expect to be different?" 
"Being out here alone, by myself. I was really scared for the last few days about leaving my mum, but it's not what I thought." 
"Well, Sebastien...." he leaned in toward me. "....here's your first lesson. Don't wrap yourself in all the bad stuff, and definitely don't expect everything to always go against you. Sometimes...." he sat back, considering his words, "....you just don't know. Things usually have a way of working out for the best."

- Steffan Piper, Greyhound

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