“No love, no friendship, can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever”….Francois Mocuriac.

Back in the days before I needed a heart transplant …. back when I was working, I came in contact with so many people that I often didn’t really know them. Some did touch my heart, but more often than not I truly did not “see” them. Did they leave a mark on my destiny? Perhaps. But so many of those marks or memories have faded. Or, perhaps they were erased?

What I do know, is that since I looked to that abyss called death, my “vision” of people has changed. I’m not as guarded as I once was. Maybe I’m more observant, even though I’ve always been a people watcher. Or, maybe, my new heart is more open and accepting than my old one? Or, maybe a see my “path” in a much more clear sense?

I can’t answer those questions. But I can say that people touch my soul, my destiny, my being more easily now than ever. People that I have never met, can make me laugh. They can make me cry. With people I do meet, I can almost feel a beam of energy leave my body, reach out and embrace them. Years ago, I did not feel these types of connections.

Maybe all of the electrons in my body were disrupted by having the defibrillator paddles used on my over a hundred times, or the transplant surgery itself?

I don’t know that either. But, what I do know is that I enjoy the connections that I feel, and I enjoy life.

Maybe, just maybe, I am putting a small mark on your destiny as well. But, that’s something else to ponder.


About DAP

I am a heart transplant recipient and these are my stories and thoughts. My desire is to assist others pre or post heart transplant in anyway possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have a question.
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