on Jun 23, 2009
It never ceases to amaze me, the inalienable nature of the human condition. The way two strangers from different cultures, backgrounds and geographic locations can meet (unannounced, the way the universe intended) and instantaneously forge a bond that neither time, space, nor circumstance can alter.
How strange it is, to long for that feeling of companionship expecting to find it in the presence of family and friends only to find it in the warmth of a stranger's unanticipated embrace. How unexpected to discover what your pain must look like by staring into the eyes of a stranger or to hear the story of ur life as told from another's point of view with painstaking accuracy. We are, after all, connected beyond that which we can make sense of ordinarily.
The pain of a lover scorned, the anguish of losing a child, the euphoria of young love, the thrill of an accomplishment...they feel the same in any language. Yes indeed, we are more alike than we are unalike.