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Our paths crossed

Our paths crossed

Fausto Papetti


Who are you to me? Our paths crossed for what seems like a moment such a very long time ago and still you stay in the depths of my mind, never knowing that you are thought of or of the lasting impression that was left. Are you a fleeting curiosity? Is there something more to you? It is certain that you are a story within me that never got its chance to be told. I do know what you are not. I do not believe in love at first sight and so this is not what you are at all. You are a potentially strong bond that could not be forged. You are a connection that presented itself a little too late. Through the thousands of miles that separate us and the months that have passed since our chance meeting, your memory remains seared into me. It reminds me that connecting is a possibility and that I am getting closer to accepting such a fact. I suppose that letting you know could bring some satisfaction and flattery into your life. We all want to have some positive influence in the lives of others. Some of us never know that we have made an impact on so many already. Still, this is not something that I intend to share with you. It is something too easily misinterpreted and there are so many reasons that our paths can not meet that planting the seed would be irresponsible of me. You have your direction and I have mine. Your future is budding. Those things in my center, the things that make me who I am would not allow me to add distractions to your life or do anything to affect the path that you have already laid before you.
I have to say, tho some things in life are an impossibility, I am grateful for the thoughts you stirred in me. As I continue on my path to reclaiming myself, I carry with me a gift that you have no idea you gave. When I think of our meeting, I do not wish for all the things that aren't or that anything were different. I do not think of you as something that could have been. I believe in purpose, reason, and timing. I think of you as an example of something that could be somewhere down the road. While I am still not looking, perhaps something can find me and stir the things in me that remain so fast asleep. It is not a goal for me. It is not something that I hope for or wait for but, thanks to your impact, it is no longer something I can not fathom. You, like so many others, will never know the gifts you gave or who is grateful for them.

So, here I declare my appreciation for the spark you unwittingly left behind.

© 2013 Lissette


Lissette (author) from Central Florida on December 31, 2013:

What a beautiful comment Mark. Thank you so very much. How wonderful to meet you!

Mark from Moundsville,WV on December 20, 2013:

Wonderful writing of inspiration. I am glad our paths have crossed. Your words are a blessing to the heart. Have a blessed day


Lissette (author) from Central Florida on November 18, 2013:

Hey Dude... That is fun to say. Your question is easy to answer. I have had more practice is all. The lessons most learn as an adult, I learned as a child so I had the chance to let go of 'how it should be' a long time ago. They say that those that are brought out of death can truly appreciate life. I suppose that would explain why I don't fear hurt or dwell on what is missed. Un-human, that is a unique and cool compliment thank you.

I may not qualify as human to you but I am no machine and everything in life gets lonely once in a while. I am at peace and happy tho. No worries.

Lissette (author) from Central Florida on November 18, 2013:

I have missed you too Frank! So nice to see you again. The path to reclaiming leaves me with so many things to do that I have neglected but I am progressing more than I have in a long time... tho still not much. I am so glad that you enjoyed it. I have another coming for you soon. Just have to publish it.

Dude on November 17, 2013:

How did you get this way? So skilled at letting people come in and out of your life as they were intended to? And how can you see the purpose when most of us are swept to much in the hurt or the opportunity missed to be able to? I read a lot of you and hardly comment but you almost seem un-human. Like you were not made to be here. (in a good way)

I do wonder if you are lonely...

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on November 14, 2013:

wow moms, amazingly beautiful.. the path to reclaiming oneself.. yeah you can't beat that miss you girl!!!!

Lissette (author) from Central Florida on November 14, 2013:

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I love seeing you here Brian. I am glad you enjoyed it. I find a lot of commonality in our work. Thank You.

Lissette (author) from Central Florida on November 14, 2013:

Hahaha, Daniel... I do tend to combine clarity with vagueness. I can't help it, its in my nature. The best adventures are hidden in plain sight after all.

Lissette (author) from Central Florida on November 14, 2013:

What a beautiful comment Michael. My favorite connections are those that exist across time and space. Honest connection is memorable.

I have missed you too Michael. I will visit soon. Promise. I do love to visit.

Lissette (author) from Central Florida on November 14, 2013:

Yes Daniel... I pull inspiration from many who do not know about it.

Lissette (author) from Central Florida on November 14, 2013:

Hello Hatter. It seems we have seen much of the same. Thank you!

Lissette (author) from Central Florida on November 14, 2013:

Writinglover... it is always a pleasure to see you and I love that you always comment so I always know you came. Feel loved.

Leone Vidoni from Portland, Oregon on November 14, 2013:

Wow, this is beautiful. I've been here to different degrees, thought provoking! Good read Moms.

newenglandsun on November 14, 2013:


I think you're definitely right. It refers to no specific one of us and yet for each of us, we read it as if its referring to us when it obscurely refers to all of us at once and yet each of us individually although I'm certain Lissette will expound as she usually does.

cleaner3 from Pueblo, Colorado on November 14, 2013:

I pressed awesome and beautiful .. expression which comes from deep within the heart, is the most beautiful of all ...for one can feel the soft words that the writer is letting go of... although this may mean many different things to different readers also feels so personal to a certain other(s) that have touched fingers with you... from across time and space.. thinking that they made a connection only one time .. which they felt was long forgotten ...

Although this very logically written... it is beautiful expression... my sweet.. only one who has known a moment passed ..a memory of what could have been or should have been, could write such deep expression.. sparking a response from another....

Love this and miss you terribly..


newenglandsun on November 14, 2013:

It's nice to read how all of us readers have brought inspiration to you.

Martin Kloess from San Francisco on November 14, 2013:

Love this! Surely you have seen. thank you

Jennifer from Lost...In Video Games and Stories on November 13, 2013:

This was beautiful, Moms! Well done, as always, and voted it up!

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