You might be taking a walk down the road when you notice someone walking on the opposite end of the road—first, towards you and then, away from you. You also notice this person noticing you. And before you know it, you’re looking at each other with an unspoken and inexplicable sense of familiarity. Before you realize, you’ve already found the spark with this stranger that you might never meet again. It’s just a moment in time; a fraction of a second and yet, it’s an eternity.
What do you do?
Do you pursue it? Do you watch them slowly pass you by? Do you smile to yourself, imagining all the endless possibilities that could have been and yet, won’t be?
Interesting, isn’t it? What one unexpected glance at someone you don’t even know can do?
Truth is, not everyone you bump into ignites the spark. Let’s say there’s about a 1000 people walking on the street at a given point; there’s a chance that you could connect with a maximum of two out of those thousand people. And what are your chances that you would actually meet those two, or even one of those, people? That’s a lot of probability for a mathematically challenged person. But, the chance of a ‘random romance’ that comes out of an encounter you had on a street is not lost, ever.
What I’m trying to say?
That every now and then, you meet someone who ignites the spark. This someone is not a common friend of a common friend; is not someone you matched with on a dating app and is not someone you meet through distant family relatives. This someone is a total stranger and yet, it doesn’t seem like that at all. The spark is always there within you and a few other people, waiting to ignite, as soon as you’re on the same frequency, the same Universe and on the same street.
But, here’s the thing. Some sparks remain just that—a spark. You ignite it and once the moment has gone, so is the spark. It fizzles out. Other times, it burns bright, turns into a wildfire and glows like the sun so that everyone around can shine in its light, or burn in its heat. That’s how sparks work.
They could pique your interest, leave you wondering and burn everything down. It all depends on how bright the spark and how strong the magnetization. And just like any two magnetic objects that are drawn to one another at a specific field, two human beings are drawn the same way to one another, until they start to pull apart.
The spark then gets dimmer and dimmer, the farther you get. And there will come a point when you’ll be wondering where did it go? How far ahead did you walk for the spark to fade into nothing? And then, you’ll find it again, in another stranger, at another time and on another street—maybe it will glow this time…