Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2014
If you had a gift of reading people's minds, where would you work?
There is this woman that works at Safeway, she has these intense questioning ice blue eyes and and everytime I see her I feel she is reaching in ...
that she can see right into my soul and I feel myself pull back and say "No" - as she asks- "How are you?" or "Do you want your milk in a bag?"
Even Angel noticed- So it made me wonder about - why a person with such a gift would work at Safeway.
The thoughts would be interesting- random- maybe sort of like headlines... where you would just read them but not have to act on them.
What if you worked somewhere high security or high finance you may feel you would be responsible if you didn't act on the "secret thoughts you may hear"
In Safeway it would be like "I'm so hungry, I can't wait to cook this steak!" or "Man, the price of cereal has gone up" or "Gee, I hope I have enough to pay, I have that extra $5 I put away..."
That's why I think she reads, hears, feels, senses and acts as she does.
It may not be a special gift- maybe she's just ultra sensitive and has just fine-tuned her skill, after hearing that thought over and over, in the minds of single moms, in the province of British Columbia, as they approach her till attempting to pay for the groceries to feed her kid.
Maybe she has ...what's that word...OH YA!! Empathy...something our city/province/government/community lacks...or how else is it explained?? Who knows maybe she's a single mom too!
Makes you go hmmmmmmmm ??? doesn't it!
On a Note of Gratitude, I just completed my program at Emily Carr in Interaction Design Essentials and hope to be designing and developing website and apps for clients shortly.
In the mean time, I've been blessed with a "sweet-scented" gig working in retail at the "delicious" Granville Island Soap Gallery and so things are looking up and coming together but it took a ton of hard work and it shouldn't be this way.
We live in this great country, this great province, in a great city, my mom was born in Vancouver, and I was born near by...I have a right to live here..
For our children's sake and for a healthy next generation things have got to change and quickly... before so much more damage is done to our beautiful youth.
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