November 4, 2010


Sometimes the universe doesn't whisper, it shouts. As if it would have taken a cue from Thom Yorke and Radiohead, it blasts its message out for you to stop, turn around and listen.

Today was one of those days.

At work, a woman looked me in the eye and said: I don't see you working here. You shouldn't be working here. She went on to ask me: Where do you see yourself in five years?

Baffled, I was completely caught off guard. At the same time I felt immensely grateful for having been seen, so effortlessly, instinctively, so accurately, by a complete stranger. Sometimes when we think we're invisible, masters of disguise even, we're as transparent and translucent as the clearest body of water.

I immediately knew what she was talking about, and we started a conversation. She then went on and quoted something that I will never forget, something that I from this day on always will carry with me:
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

Never better said. Never better heard. Just at the right moment.

So when the speakers are on, we better pay attention. And listen.



Sum said...

Totally know what you mean...kind of in the same boat.

Hermione said...

Right?!? Let's get on it!

Anna said...

i love this little story! i think i need to start listening to the universe more often!

hope things are going well for you miss hermione!

schamton said...

"Sometimes the universe doesn't whisper, it shouts."

has it shouted to you lately?

sometimes it is easy to listen to it, it's easy to know that the universe's advice is what you should do, but you still keep the same path, the comfortable and predictable one you've been doing for a while... sometimes it takes a lot of determination to take action... ahhh anyway, nice blog :P

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