I was in the grocery store late yesterday afternoon waiting to give my free turkey to the food bank when an older man (late 70’s/early 80’s) walked past me and then turned around and tapped me on the shoulder. I turned to face his smiling face and I smiled back at him wondering why he tapped me on the shoulder and what he wanted.
So how many hearts have you broken in this lifetime? he asked me.
I was completely flabbergasted and laughed. None I replied because – What else do I say to that? I was so caught off guard. He smiled, laughed with me, and then said something I couldn’t hear and just walked away. I watched him walk about 10 steps away, stop and turn around to wave to me. I waved back.
Still standing in line by myself, I began giggling. What a crazy encounter! But it made me think that the Universe has a sense of humor. Because what possessed that man to stop and ask me that! LOL
So I ask you, How many hearts have you broken in this lifetime?
Truth be told, I was never a heartbreaker. Flirt, yes. Heartbreaker, nah. I’ve had my share of serious relationships that didn’t work out, but I was never one to toy with emotions or people’s fragile hearts. With the exception of the marriage he broke off, when I broke up with someone, it was always with kindness and compassion.
What about you?