I am having EXPERIENCES again!
Overweight charges on top of the luggage price. It is just sooooo UNFAIR! And hey, the sweetest thing about the whole nightmare experience of a ruthless official was my encounter with another official, a security man with the deepest and the warmest brown eyes.
As I was passing through security still encapsulated in my thoughts and hurt feelings around unfair treatment I just had, the security man stopped me and asked me how I was doing. In general, I just respond with the usual sentence as most Americans do ‘I-am-good-how-are-you?’ but this time I felt that he actually wanted to know how I was feeling. I looked up and said ‘I am feeling very angry’. He asked ‘Why?’ all the time looking into my eyes, holding my gaze with his warm, kind look in his eyes. ‘Overweight charges’, I said looking pretty helpless and on the verge of crying. He said, ‘Don’t let it get to you! Just let it get to you!’ And that was it, the wake-up call from my usual anger-cycle. ‘Yes’, I said, I just breath deep and let it go. Thank you!’ He smiled and guided me towards the security gate. I must have been still in some kind of a sock because it took me ages to take my bracelet off that had kicked the security alarm off so to be able to pass the gate. And all this time, he was standing there like a gargoyle holding me without an embrace.
I thought about the whole previous overweight charge incident again but I could not bring myself to being angry again. It was over ridden by a new experience of kindness and care.
I was spared from temtation and delivered from evil.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory. for ever and ever. Amen