A strategy for daily living by Ari Kiev MD:
“Several years ago a young businessman visited my office with a very unusual request.”
He offered me no money.
He was all alone.
He had a strange look of indifference in his eyes and that’s what scared me the most.
He had idle hands that fidgeted as he smoothed over his pinstripe suit while he stood there at my office door.
He pulled out a robin’s egg blue handkerchief to dab the perspiration than was forming on his forehead.
Who was this man who came into my office?
Who and what was he looking for?
I had no idea no clue.
He didn’t even make a fuss.
He needed someone he could trust.
Not a woman, not a man, a kindred spirit without an agenda.
He needed me more than I needed myself and that was the first clue of my unrest.
Why had he chosen me at such a time?
I, who had all he needed.
What was I to do?
Give him more time to hear his plea.
Or better yet, to ask myself simply,
How could he need me more than I needed myself?
I shut the door and quickly ran to look in the mirror to see if I was still me.
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