Day 319..#Random Ramblings VI
My big brother and I had a lovely conversation yesterday..
Well..it was more in my frustration, I talked at him (on the phone) and he listened.
He’s a really good listener..and I can talk to him about things that I would otherwise maybe struggle a little to talk to my sisters about..namely guys and my frustrations surrounding the topic.
We lived at the bottom of the road, the bus stop was on the top.
It’s a 10-15 minute walk depending on the speed at which you walked. On a good morning I could get there in 6-7 minutes. I was forced to learn to walk fast to catch up with my sisters who always steam rolled ahead..or get left behind.
Imagine me, a little twelve-year-old, running to keep up with my sisters, with my school bag AND carrying a saxophone in a case that was almost the same size as me (the padded saxophone cases you could wear on your back were a luxury at the time!)
Anyway, last night, instead of steam-rolling ahead to try to get home as fast as possible, get something to eat and climb into bed..I walked slowly down the streets of Bradford.
Step by step, one foot in front of the other inhaling it all in.
Bradford isn’t that big a city, but it’s absolutely stunning at night. I love cities in the night time..which is probably why I take so many late night walks and early morning strolls.
So I walked down the street, absorbing the scenery whilst talking to my brother on the phone.
It was so..peaceful..even though I was frustrated and venting..my mind was at ease and I noticed my surroundings, almost for the first time.
I always hammer on about being a good listener and thinking before you speak..my brother is a perfect example of this. He will listen to you and not say a word..but you know he’s listening and will always come out with something that is both encouraging and honest (even though sometimes he likes to throw a few jokes into the mix because he thinks he’s funny)..but he truly is amazing.
He’s really special to me and I appreciate him so much..and I probably don’t say it enough..but I guess he knows..
They always know 🙂
(P.S. I don’t quite remember where I learnt Roman Numerals..so as far as I’m concerned, I could be making these symbols up as I go along..please feel free to point out if you think I am..but I’m pretty sure that I’ve written 6! :P)
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