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Member Rara Avis
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0 posted 03-08-2000 04:26 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

So maybe you should wear your sunglasses at night... um, no, different theme...

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has ever made a "connection" with someone they didn't know. The kind of connection you get when two strangers glance at each other and are somehow drawn in. A moment where you live a lifetime in the eyes of someone you've never met before.

And if so, do you think it's a good idea to approach hat person, or are the wandering fantasies you conjure in your mind better left as that. Or are you taking a great chance at missing an incredible opportunity?
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1 posted 03-08-2000 12:19 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Ya know Christopher I often wondered about this myself. I sometimes get a weird feeling that this other person could be a great friend in one way or another. Once in awhile I will approach them on some pretext or another and have because of this made two really incredible friends (one being my husband) but the same thing happened with my ex and things did not work out well at all. Now I am more cautious and if I encounter the same person more than once I will try to strike up a conversation but for all I know it could just be the pheromones *sigh*

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2 posted 03-08-2000 04:34 PM       View Profile for StarrGazer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for StarrGazer

well I have stolen glances at people and caught my life reflected in their eyes it was almost like mind reading perhaps, I'll never know it gives me the most uncomfortable feeling that they can read my mind as well and I scurry away protecting all my little life's secrets

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3 posted 03-08-2000 07:09 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Christopher--if those connections never occurred, i think i would die of lonliness.
But the answers to your questions are yeses,
i think.  Yes it's a good idea to approach
that person--it's the only way to find out.
And yes, the wandering fantasies conjured (that's a beautiful phrase, by the way) are always better.  We control our fantasies--
people in real life are a little less flexible.  And yes, of course, you're taking
a chance--either way.  But GO FOR IT!  How else will you ever know?  Let me know how it
turns out--like everybody else here, i am a
hopeless romantic.
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4 posted 03-08-2000 08:04 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine has happened to me...a flash of recognition in a strangers eyes and a moment is lost if you don't act immediately. Unfortunately, I'm not an impulsive person when it comes to these things....and the moment and the man passed..but I thought about him for a long time.
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5 posted 03-08-2000 11:06 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Chris - I make a connection like that at least twice a week...  Believe me, they are all opportunities...LOL

In all seriousness, I would never let a chance as such slip by - I could never live with the "what ifs".

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6 posted 03-09-2000 12:14 AM       View Profile for Red   Email Red   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Red

They are all oppurtunities.... you should read the book "The Celestine Prophecy" by: James Redfield and then ask yourself that question again.... it's a good read.  )
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7 posted 03-09-2000 04:29 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Indeed, go for it.  What have you got to lose, except your sanity if you don't?  Pondering only steals away possiblilty.  - flounderingFemme
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8 posted 03-14-2000 12:53 AM       View Profile for Jannel   Email Jannel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jannel

i went to new york a couple of years ago, an getting off the ferry, i locked eyes with a guy i will never see again. but i was so drawn in, i could have stared at him for hours. i tried to find him later, but couldn't. wow... you brought back a magical memory...
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9 posted 03-24-2000 09:39 PM       View Profile for myslinky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for myslinky

YOu know what I say.  THese stolen glances that bring all sorts of emotions are better left as a mystery.

Who knows this total stranger that has just woken a multitude of feelings in just one glance might just be the person that will break your heart.

I think its much safer to leave it as a stolen glance.  Besides these initial feelings could be mistaken for something that they're not.

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