This Friday, let’s relax and read something afar from our daily routines. Below is a story of an immigrant who left everything behind to sail for new adventures in the United States like many of us. Share it if you like and enjoy it!
When he woke up, the wall clock was showing 10:17 am. His eyes were dazzled with the streak piercing the room through the gap separating the curtains of the large window. He walked to the window as he was rubbing his eyes. It was spring time. He opened it, and he could feel the warmth bearing the freshness of the oxygen in the street. “Life is running afresh,” he mused. He watched the people passing by under his window. Kids were laughing around at an older woman, who obviously had difficulty walking. She was so old and slow moving that the kids on the block were laughing and copying her. He gave the scene a smile and rolled his eyes to a farther point beyond the street. He could see the port and vessels loading or discharging their cargo. That view was not alien to him. Because he has been a sailor all his working life. Now he had quit, and was looking for a job. He was enjoying his time by taking long walks, visiting his friends, hosting his grandchildren at home and frequenting the neighborhood bar.
His eyes got stuck with the gulls circling over the port. He noticed the gulls were following a specific pattern at flight.First, they were climbing up and once they reached a higher point in the air, they were diving down. But, they appeared to a human eye as if they were circling around since they were flying in a secret orbit. He remembered the day when he had first found it out.
It was almost thirty years back. Then, he was younger and in an adventurous mood. He discovered the fact about the sea gulls just before he jumped into the sea from the ship he worked for. He was so excited and joyful as he was swimming in the water. Once he reached the shore, he was not aware that he had set foot in Brooklyn. That day was the beginning of his new life in America and that day was as radiant as it’s today. “It’s been long but I still sense the same feeling inside. It’s thrilling as ever!” he thought.