He came unexpectedly in the night. The man who changed her life. She had been feeling bored with the routine, the day-to-day drudgery of her life. Every day was the same as the previous one – and every future day promised to be similar. Until he came.
The knock on her door was one like any other that she had heard. Rat-a-tat. She opened it thinking it was yet another salesman trying to make a living selling goods. She looked forward to passing the time in idle chit-chat. Maybe flirting a bit. Instead of a weary salesman, the man who stood before her wore a suit that bore the mark of quality and fitted his body to perfection. He flashed a government-looking card and requested to come in. Her boredom encouraged her to allow him in and offer one of the two chairs that filled her living space. His official air discouraged any form of chatter or flirtation.
The hour long explanation, interspersed with her questions, resulted in her agreement. Quickly she rummaged through her closet, finding those things that were most precious to her: memories of her mother and the unconditional love that she had received. Shouldering the duffel bag, she stood next to the messenger and looked at the rooms she was to leave behind. Not a trace of regret filled her mind. She was not sure where she was going and what her future would hold, but it would be more interesting than the life she had experienced for the last three years.
Would you change your life if an unexpected opportunity came by?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014