Crowds rushing to go somewhere, maybe home, maybe elsewhere. The train station was a multitude of heads moving side to side with a rhythm and a pace everyone was trying to keep to avoid being run over. And in the moment you least expected it, the room cleared and you saw me… and I saw you. Our eyes locking, our bodies freezing. Where was I going? Is it still cold outside?
Our paths were inevitably going to cross. Just “Hello”… that’s all I heard. And you kept walking, and in my own hesitation, I looked down, not sure of what I was looking at. I could feel you though. Yes, it was still cold outside, but the warm energy that irradiated from your body met mine. And in that instant connection, it exploded. But where did that go? I turned around. You did as well. Were you wondering the same thing?
My friend’s excitement for having found me again shook me out of that moment. “Where have you been?”, she said. Where was I? Was I transported somewhere and suddenly brought back? Is there a parallel world where me meeting you happened? Or did the world around us simply stopped for a few seconds, minutes maybe?
Back into reality, my friend and I walked fast down the steps and found our way to the platform. Soon after, our train was announced and boarding started. As I turned around, there you were again. Our eyes locking once more. It’s like we’ve known each other for a very long time. We are so close, yet so far… I didn’t get to ask or say anything, only wondered in silence. We each kept on doing what we were doing, going where we were going, boarding the same train, yet not exchanging a word. I could hear my friend talking to me but my mind was following your steps, and my energy receiving yours with open arms.
I never saw you again. I never heard you again. But that moment felt like our lives belonged together in some life. Sometimes our mischievous souls find a way to connect with another and find what they once lost. And in those moments, even though it may feel like the beginning of something that never ends, what is truly happening is that they are putting closure to something that never ended, and finally moving on…