I often wonder, how the human race continues to evolve stronger & stronger amid paramount corruption and wars around the world; shouldn’t we seize to exist? Its sheer miracle or some invisible force that keeps us going and negating all bad vibes. What that force is?
I found partial answer, when I met Mr. Giampaolo Sbrogio in Venice Italy this year.
Across faith, sect and religion, spiritual wisdom preaches victory of good over bad or angel over evil…. Probably world is full of unrecognized and not so popular people, who keep radiating positive energy that overcomes these evil forces and negativity; They are in millions and can be found in every nooks and corner of the globe, they are the driving force behind our sustainability over corruption, war and human greed. I prefer to call them super human.
Giampaolo is one of the, he is a super human for me and my family. Here is small story, why…….
We (I along with my wife Deepshikha, my son Divit and my office colleague Anuradha) reached Venice on 21st Oct 2016. We availed Airbnb for accommodation and were staying in Moligano Vento, a small but very beautiful & peaceful town. Only drawback for us was language barrier, hardly anyone speaks English there.
To visit Venice we use to catch train from Moligano Centro, which is about 45 min walk or 5 min bus journey from our apartment. Off course, we opted for bus, with 4 year old child, 45 min walk just to catch train was never in our agenda.
Good quality buses, always on time bus (one can adjust your watch as per their timing) and free of cost, we can’t ask for more or look for any other option; first two days all our travel (to & fro, from apartment to Centro) were on bus only.
On Sunday morning, we were at bus stop at 9:35 am. Exactly as we planned – to take 9:39 bus, so that we will be at Centro by 9:44, then go for breakfast at Gopiano Cafe and take 10:24 am train to Santalucia, Venice.
All happy and ready to roll, we started clicking photos and my son was busy playing with pebbles near to the bus stop. After 10 minutes we realize bus has not arrived yet, first we stopped clicking photo, then in next 5 min with growing anxiety all of us referred to time table one by one. In next 5 min, we sensed that something is wrong today; to confirm our fear an elderly lady somehow informed us that on Sunday no bus ply. What more, no taxi service either.
My watch was showing its 10:02 am and we are yet to figure it out how to reach Centro; to add to our trouble, mobile data of all 3 phones were consumed, so no phone and no internet. We tried to take lift, it was 18th Car, which passed by, but no response to our lift request, may be in Italy there can be a different sign for lift.
Imagine, you are in the middle of a town, were no one speaks English, you have no phone or internet and there is no bus or taxi service, and your destination is 45 min by walk (if you walk fast) and you have a kido with you.
After sometime, a young man with his strong pet was on morning walk (yeah, pleasant weather out there allow one to go for walk or jog any hour of day). He sensed we were in trouble and asked if we need some help. With help of sign language and common words, we could explain our situation; he made 2 – 3 calls, first to enquire about bus service, then to Taxi Company, then to his friends as what can be done. But nothing could be arranged, all response were negative. People of such a peaceful, beautiful & easy going life must be wondering, why on the earth people would want to spend a Sunday roaming around here and there.
The young man, thought for few seconds then looked at his watch, thought for few more seconds and finally said – “You wait here for 10 min, I am coming with my car”; those words were a music for my ear.
In next 7 minutes, he was there with his car, no pet around though. He want back, probably said sorry to his pet for not continuing the walk, took his car and arrived at bus stop in the fastest possible time. And at 10:22 am, we were at train station and were able to catch the train just on time.
To us, it was no less than a miracle. In foreign land, uncommon language, unknown people, still you will always find people ready to help… unconditionally. They are truly super human, Giampaolo is a super human.
Thanks buddy, not just to help us but to deepen my belief on good deed and humanity. God bless you.