it’s a privilege these days

to meet someone new and old in person

to have the time to really get to know them

face-to-face

spontaneous conversation.

when did connection become about a literal spark?

missing you

(though I don’t think we’ve met yet)

and that good ol’ fashioned lightning.

sitting before you

is someone who’s lived a vastly different reality than you

whether internally or externally.

find the differences among you

to shatter what you thought you knew about “the” world,

find the similarities between you

to start to piece it together again.

you’ll find it it takes on a new shape and more space

each time