Have you ever bumped into a total stranger and walked away completely changed?
Andrea was her name, and her face will be forever etched in my mind. Her long red curly tresses trying desperately to hide the dark black circles that highlighted her sunken eyes. Her slight frame left uncovered, perishing relentlessly on a cold British night.
Andrea was a Prostitute out selling her body to any lustful stranger that offered her a $10 trick. I was young, naive and clueless with no idea that my exciting little adventure would fast become a collision with destiny.
My Hollywood-infused image of Prostitution was destroyed that night when I took my first ever step into a dark world that I knew nothing about. Andrea just took one look at me and laughed a haunting laugh that said: ‘You so are not from this world hunny.’
My innocence radiated from every part of my being.
Although Andrea was rattling from the withdrawals of Heroin, she was still incredibly sharp, she had read my mail in a split second.
In her attempt to gain amusement from my shocked expression she shuffles up carefully to me and says “You have a pretty face, fancy some work? And then she laughed at me. This girl was as hard as nails, and I had no clue how was I ever going to relate to girls like Andrea?
And then it happened, that life-defining moment when destiny called.
This hard and bolshy woman, so desperate for her regular heroin fix, had come out that night and left at home, her brand new baby girl, who was just two days old.
It was at that moment that I knew I was a fraud to my faith if I didn’t take them a Saviour and I must dedicate my life to girls like Andrea for the sake of the future generations to follow.
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Reblogged this on Beneath the Red Lippy by The Hon. Angela Williams and commented:
Have you ever had a life defining moment where you knew you’d never be the same again? The day I met a stranger I walked away completely changed. I am forever grateful for this stranger encounter.
Thanks for sharing this blogpost. Love sensing that everyone we encounter is a angel in disguise. Something deep within prompts seeing everything as if it is holding up a mirror. Until we love ourselves unconditionally, that is, without fear or judgement, we cannot do the same to the external world. At some stage, when ready, it dawns that internal and external worlds do not exist. We only ever see reflections of the One true being and our filters determine what we see and experience. Only radiating pure love enables us to see reflections of it everywhere.
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Thank you Liara for your comment. I am so happy to see you gained so much insight from it. Love is the best form of communication we have and makes the biggest impact on everyone’s life and especially our own.