Closer Visit

My Visitor

I have a post a long time back about my customer who came to dine at my place. This fellow was another customer who visited my restaurant. He came quite late (the owner was about to go to bed) but that was fine. I did not mind that at all. This guest wasn’t wearing a nice and smooth green suit as the last one did. His costume was a little rough and the colors were too dark shade on one side. It wasn’t my typical liking but I respected him regardless (how could I be so rude to my guest).

This was a rare situation for me to have a chance for observing my guest a much much closer distance without him felt intimidated by me. Yeah, I have a glass shield between him and me. I let him enjoy my place as long as he liked and I enjoyed my good look at him.

On a little more on a serious note though, looking at his eye this close makes me thing of something else. My guest is different than you and me not just by the look but also profoundly at genetic building blocks. But that wasn’t what I am thinking of. I am sure he has many of the same feelings as we do. I am sure he has the sense of fear, sense of survival and sense of self as we do and I am pretty sure he has sense of happiness too. This view gives me a greater respect to him as another living being with heart and mind as we do. Are different looks or genetically differences are that important or common feelings that we share are more important? Hmm…

I have to thank him to let me take a chance to have a closer look and gives me a different view.

41 thoughts on “Closer Visit

  1. anotherday2paradise October 10, 2020 / 7:57 am

    Thatโ€™s certainly a close encounter and a great photo, YC. Yes, Iโ€™m sure he does have the same survival instincts that you and I have. I wish him and you both well. Lovely to see you again. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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    • YellowCable October 10, 2020 / 9:52 am

      ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you from both of us ๐Ÿ™‚ Please have a great weekend!

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  2. Sabiscuit October 10, 2020 / 8:12 am

    Cutie. ๐Ÿ’šโค๏ธ๐Ÿงก Hope youโ€™re having a good weekend.

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  3. wakasahs15th October 10, 2020 / 8:40 am

    It was a wonderful guest. The photo is also great.
    I want to have a peaceful world without discrimination.

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    • YellowCable October 11, 2020 / 6:50 am

      Oh, thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ I just hope we have sympathy toward other beings.

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  4. alifelesslived October 11, 2020 / 6:34 pm

    beautiful post, really touched my heart, all creatures small and smaller teach us valuable lessons of being and surviving, really enjoyed your reflections

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    • YellowCable October 16, 2020 / 5:36 am

      I am glad you like the story ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you.

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  5. inese October 16, 2020 / 4:32 pm

    Such a wonderful message in your story! This tiny creature is a miracle of creation, the same as any of us. Life is precious.
    Hope all is well. Have a lovely weekend!

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  6. Dalo 2013 October 23, 2020 / 11:56 am

    Beautiful words, YC, you hit at such a core issue of what it means to be a living soul “This view gives me a greater respect to him as another living being with heart and mind as we do…” What you gleaned from his/her existence just by observation and curiosity is brilliant ~ what is it thinking, feeling, and perhaps even its dreams ๐Ÿ™‚ Wonderful story with meaning which could fill volumes of books. And to top it off, great shot of your late night visitor!

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    • YellowCable October 24, 2020 / 6:51 am

      Thank you Dalo that you like the little story ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Sarah November 3, 2020 / 9:52 am

    That’s really a wonderful photo of your late-night visitor! You can see all the little details and the eyes are indeed amazing in their strangeness. No less beautiful for being different. And wonderful and sensitive observations you’ve made – I agree wholeheartedly!

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  8. Charlotte Hoather November 9, 2020 / 2:10 pm

    A lovely tale and photo, did you give your visitor a name? And do you have a pond? He was quite brave to come right up to your window.

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    • YellowCable November 10, 2020 / 9:44 am

      Oh, I should. That is a fantastic idea. I will remember next time to give her/him name. Thank you Charlotte.

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  9. cindy knoke January 1, 2021 / 6:12 pm

    Happy & Healthy New Year my friend! ๐Ÿคฉ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŽ†โœจ๐Ÿพ

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  10. navasolanature January 2, 2021 / 6:12 am

    Oh these close encounters can be so illuminating. You certainly have a similar reaction to me when we can see into the eye of another living being. I think we are closer than we realise but some of us have just lost any connection or spirit for protecting all life. Still there’s hope that is changing.

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    • YellowCable January 3, 2021 / 7:49 am

      Yes, you are right. The “connection” can easily be overlooked or “lost”. It is not nothing that our commonsense can immediately let us know or aware of this. Thank you for your comment.

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  11. Otto von Mรผnchow January 11, 2021 / 11:30 am

    A lovely capture you were able to get of your guest. And I like how you describe the meeting. Respectfully and with humour. Beautiful.

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  12. inese January 12, 2021 / 7:23 pm

    What a beautiful portrait! I agree with you about the similarities. Our planet is the only one hosting life – as far as the scientists can reach – and all the living creatures here have more similarities than differences:)

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  13. Prior... January 17, 2021 / 1:34 pm

    Hi YC
    Great metaphor for human differences and connecting and accepting – even celebrating diversity – and the tone you wrote with is so mannered and uplifting

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