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Brad Pitt, Me, the Hobo & the Message.
3.15 am in Brooklyn, 9.15 am in Paris, so good morning my Eastern friends.
I hope you had a great saturday.
Last night I went to a movie theater to watch Brad Pitt’s latest movie : « Fury »
It was a late show, so by the time I went back home it was 1am.
As I was entering the front yard of my residence, I saw a hobo dumpster diving.
As he hears me pushing the gate, he turns back, watches at me and apologizes.
As he is leaving, I tell him : « No problem. It’s OK, I understand ».
A feeling of shame suddenly crosses my mind : Yesterday morning I was complaining about how I’ve been screwed by my landlord, forgetting that (too) many people don’t even have a home, a shelter where to sleep. Was it a message sent by whoever needed me to get it ? « Kamel, feel blessed by having what you have, even if what you have is very little, because no matter how little you have, there’s always people who have less than you and that don’t complaint. Work hard in order to not experience this man’s dramatic fate, work hard and succeed in order to help those who need help ».
As the hobo is leaving, I quickly check in my Back bag and hope that I have some cash in his purse. $2.
I drop my bag and walk after the Hobo : « Sir, sir. Please, take this. I’m sorry I can’t give you more ».
The Hobo watches me, surprised : « God bless you my friend. God bless you. »
I feel ashamed because the man who needs help the most is praying for the one who has already a shelter and doesn’t believe in God.
Every day, I encounter misery in the subway of New York.
I was used to give when I arrived in New York but I can’t anymore. Too many people in need and I don’t have enough money.
I still have a great life to live, people to love and care about, people who love me and care about me. This man has none of this anymore.
I do my best to be a better human being but I know that what I do is still not enough.
I heard the message.
Have an inspiring day my friends.
- Kamel -
(à Brad Pitt, me, the hobbo & the message)