The 216

Man: “You get what you deserve, mostly, but it’s when you don’t that life starts to get interesting. The pendulum swings dark and also back to the light. You seem to catch the shadows, it’s true, but this time I see a glimmer.”
“There is hope in the unexpected, and though you might be skeptical right now, I urge you to open your mind. I realize sitting here in the rain at a bus stop may not exactly be a pulpit, but you take the moments you have to make your points. And you have a chance to get out now and run towards a future. An actual life where you might find some peace and even a little happiness. What are you waiting on?”

Teenager: ”The bus, you nutter.”

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