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An older man hurried past a woman with a concerned look on her face. Glancing in the direction of her stare he noticed a young girl crying. Another look back and the woman was gone.
Feeling unsettled by the woman’s disappearance, he slowed. His eyes darted around again — still no sign of her. Sighing, he turned around and hesitantly walked back to the crying girl.
“Are you ok?”
She let out a barely audible sniffle.
The man sat down and glanced at his watch.
“Are your parents here?”
The girl shook her head.
“Are you lost?”
She shook her head again.
“What’s wrong?” he asked.
She’s silent for a few moments.
“My best friend is going to a concert with our other friends and my mom isn’t letting me go. It’s not fair.”
“Oh yeah?” He relaxed. He could handle this.
“She says I’m not “ready” to be doing that kind of “stuff.” She says in a few years, but everybody else’s mom is letting them go!”
“Sometimes life isn’t fair kid.”
“I think I hate her.”
“She’s trying to do what’s best for you. Betting she knows you better than anybody in this world and knows exactly when you’ll be ready… You might not see it now… But it’s true.”
“You think so?”
“Yeah, yeah I do.”
“I don’t know… Maybe… I better go. She’ll be worried sick. I came here because she never finds me here.”
He smiled, suddenly understanding who he had seen.
As she walked away, the man remembered why he’s there in in the first place. He gets up and walks over to his destination.
Face to face with her headstone his eyes brim with tears. He places the flowers he’s been holding gently into the secured vase.
“You know I’ve been thinking about how much I miss you and wish we could be together,” he whispers to his wife. “But I think I’d better take my own advice and trust that my perfect timing will come.”
He laid the flowers on the grave and remembered how much he had to live for, how much he could still do, and how many people he could still love.
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