The Gift

Golden raindrops on a window
Photo by Nika Akin on Pixabay

“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” — Oprah Winfrey

He had a casual, but vigorous way about him: a plaid shirt hurriedly tucked into wrinkled chino pants; tennis shoes broadcasting a need for comfort and agility.

His fingers raked through salt-and-pepper hair, leaving it to fall where it may, crowning a tanned, rugged face, and framing a pair of the most intense blue eyes I had ever seen.

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