Humility In Flight

I’m walking up East 79th Street on my way home, when I see an elderly man with a cane standing in the entranceway of his building with both his shoes untied.

Without hesitation, I walk up to him and say, “Sir, would it be alright if I tie your shoes?”

He looks at me with surprise and says what sounds like, “Do you live here…in this building?”  “No,” I say, “but I don’t want you to fall.”

So I crouch, tying his oxfords in double knots, while he looks down like I’m an apparition before saying, “Thank you, how kind of you.”

I stand up taking his extended hand and say, “Thank you, really, for allowing me to help.”

The naturalness of this makes me truly believe, I was Franciscan in another life. images

The receiving is in the giving.



About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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11 Responses to Humility In Flight

  1. micklively says:

    Is that where the word “assis-t” comes from? Just wondering. 😉

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  2. No doubt you came up with the rope belt idea on that brown robe…accessorizing will be your friend brothers was your moto.
    Simple acts mean the most.

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  3. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, I bet that man was a true gentleman himself, which is why he was able to gracefully accept assistance from a lady.

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  4. Elle Knowles says:

    If good deeds were money, you’d be rather well off Susannah. I’ve been trying to teach H that double knot thing. (Stubbornness) He has a pair that constantly come untied. I may need your assistance! ~Elle

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  5. Nice story. Do you look good in brown robes? Probably!

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