“I’ve learned that Samuel applied his psychic talents to make his fortune.”
I met Samuel in college. He was handsome and dashing, with a wicked sense of humor.
He and I dated for most of our sophomore year, but he dropped out after that semester and I never saw him again.
I would hear rumors that he was betting heavily on the commodities market in Chicago, and making a bundle, but beyond that I knew very little about his whereabouts or his personal life.
Then, about a year and a half ago, a good friend of mine told me he had sat next to Samuel on a flight to Seattle where Samuel had a home. Turned out Samuel had several homes according to my friend, but what interested me most was the story how Samuel made his fortune.
When Samuel and I knew each other, he had always impressed me with his ability to “look around the corner.” He could literally “see” what was going to happen in the future. Not everything, of course, but a lot.
For instance, he would tell me where the stock market was going, whether up or down; and he was rarely wrong. Now some people just have a good sense of economics, but with Samuel, it was a lot more than that. He had intuition and foresight that I had never seen before or since.
Samuel could also delve inside my head, telling me things I had never revealed to anyone. And that, I felt, was an extraordinary gift. He would laugh and tease me, and sometimes I was amused. Sometimes, however, I felt embarrassed.
So, after all these years, I’ve learned that Samuel applied his psychic talents to make his fortune. And I’m happy for him. And, no, I haven’t tried to get in touch with him again. I hear he’s happily married and drives his wife crazy by reading her mind.
Arlington Heights, IL