Hi Dreamers! I know this might have been brought up in the past but I must ask...
Have any of you had any special kind of encounters with strangers, and have failed to salvage the newly formed bond? I meet many wonderful people every now and then, but only when I don't intend to. This usually leads me to double-take on the situation, hours later, only to find that I've missed a rare opportunity to have a life-long friend.
As a small example: When I was a young teenager, I went out to a very popular asian grocery store that was far from home with my parents. I brought my mp3 player and humongo headphones with me at the time, and spent a good half-hour wandering around the store, listening to my music. While bouncing my head around in the fruits and vegetables area, I look down for one second, only to look back up again in an eye-lock with a girl standing directly in front of me--a girl who had the same kind of headphones on! She smiled. Then I smiled. And then we both walked away, never to see each other again.
It's a bittersweet thing, because it's like I've shared the biggest secret in the world with the biggest stranger in the world, in the briefest amount of time imaginable.
Please share if you have anything!