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  • [Moment of Tangency.]

  • You and I have never met many times before.

  • Our paths might have crossed once or twice online, or passing in the street.

  • We might have lived in the same neighborhood all our lives.

  • But against incredible odds, we just happen to miss each other.

  • It's a big world after all.

  • Our days must be filled with these chance encounters, that for a million tiny reasons, never actually take place.

  • Accidental strangers, who just happen to miss their cue, who share everything in common, except for time and place.

  • For years, their stories might have been happening in parallel, harmonizing from somewhere across the world.

  • But neither has any idea that the other even exists.

  • If two lines are truly parallel, it means they'll never actually meet.

  • It's hard not to wonder where they are right now, veering away on a tangent in some paralleling universe.

  • Hard not to glance at a stranger in a crowd, and imagine the life you might have shared if things had been different.

  • And feel a pang of missed connection as you carry on your separate ways.

  • Leaving nothing but an echo of something that might have been.

  • You never know how many things had to happen exactly right for you to meet the one you love.

  • You never know how easily fate might have tipped you onto some other course, meeting some other person, who would feel like a soulmate.

  • Maybe you'd still be telling your friends it was always meant to be.

  • Or maybe you'd look back at your life and realize, it was nothing personal, it's all just a coincidence.

  • You never know.

[Moment of Tangency.]

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Moment of Tangency: A Glimpse of What Might Have Been

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    Colleen Jao posted on 2020/11/29
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