April 3, 2020-
In everyone’s life, I think, there are those human phenotypes who one continuously encounters, over and over, especially fulfilling certain roles in the persons’ life. I reflected today, on those who have done so, in my life. Although, they don’t know one another and have appeared at different points in my life, they are phenotypically similar.
My mentors and advocates have, for the most part, been either African-American men, in late middle age, with a profound reservoir of spiritual knowledge, or women who are slender, brunette and of medium height, likewise having a wealth of spiritual acumen. There is one such man among my friends, at this stage of my life, an astrologist with keen intuition.
This second was true of my mother, yet without my seeking any surrogate, such women have shown up randomly, in my life, since I left home in 1974. There are several such people in my life, right now, most notably my primary human spiritual guide, and my best friend. I do not see any of them as mother figures.
I have frequently encountered people, who seem to have materialized out of nowhere, and after a brief, pleasant exchange, they disappear almost as quickly. These are, with one exception, also brunette women, of medium height, who are quite a bit younger than those mentioned above. They seem to have a strong spirituality and have mainly appeared to me when I’ve been hiking. The one exception resembled my late wife, except she was gaunt in appearance and also appeared to me out of nowhere, when I was hiking in the high desert, some years back.
Finally, among men and boys, I always seem to encounter those with a snarky, fun-loving demeanour, usually when I need to get out of my introvert shell. They set me straight, though not in a mean way.
Of course, my door is wide open for all manner of people, regardless of phenotype. Those mentioned above just seem to be who the Universe has guided my way or me to theirs.