Sometimes, smallest thing in life may have a great impact on us. Sometimes, what could be generally agreed as mundane or conceited may be close to our heart for sentimental reasons. Those are beyond criticisms. Perspectives I would call it. On the other hand, what is mundane can be made to be generally accepted in a spiritual sense like the act of this young dude.
This 20-year-old boy walks into a tattoo parlor and gets an appointment fixed to have wizard with the lantern from the Led Zeppelin 4 album imprinted on his ribs and he wanted it big. The tattoo maker did not quite expect the kid would turn up on the date of appointment but, he did.
As the tattoo artist was piercing the outline of the picture through his body, they got engaged in a casual conversation and the kid says he is getting the tattoo done for his dad, who is suffering from cancer and wasn’t expected to stick around for too long. Asked if his dad knew he was getting a tattoo, he answered in the negative, adding that his dad hated tattoos. The kid leaves with the next appointment scheduled for the last Saturday.
But, the tattoo artist gets a call from the guy’s girl friend to cancel the Saturday appointment. Nevertheless, she calls back on Friday to check if they could still drop in. However, a couple of his friends check in an hour before the appointed time to caution the tattoo artist about his mood. Apparently his dad had passed away and the funeral date was tentative which is why they had to cancel the appointment.
The tattoo artist says,
We ended up pretty much finishing it up. He wouldn’t let me stop, each time I was at a good stopping point. For those of you that don’t know, the ribs are up there, pain-wise. He’s going to come in one more time, so that we can add some white to the robe and maybe put in a little more black sky behind him. He wants to do a stairway, eventually, on his other side.
Sometimes I wish that the only tattooing I did was stuff like this. Stuff that really matters.
The paucity of an action or deed sometimes is surprising given its value. The kind of satisfaction obtained from doing something close to our heart especially when its significant to another person is immeasurable.
via : Flickr