Sunday, May 1, 2016

Zooming Into The Soul #SOCS #FridayReflections

Update - my post was chosen as the featured post. Thank you Write Tribe



I intended to write on random acts of kindness but my stream of consciousness is taking me into quite a different direction.

The year was 1997.  Elaine was late for her training course. Her colleague Gary held the lift open for her while reminding her to hurry. Elaine rushed in noticing a stranger standing at the back of the lift. She gave him a fleeting glance but something about him felt familiar. She turned away from him and frowned not understanding why she felt that way and because that feeling made her uncomfortable.

Riley watched the flustered Elaine. There was something refreshing about the way she rushed in with not a care in the world of what she looked like, a big smile and a breathless sorry escaping her lips. He couldn't take his eyes off her.

Elaine and Gary got on the bus together not noticing that Riley was on the bus too. Riley got the last seat opposite Elaine. As she looked around, her eyes suddenly met Riley's. For a moment or two their eyes locked and a faint smile crossed their lips. Elaine turned to look out of the window but the pull to watch Riley was too strong. Their eyes met and locked again.  Riley felt a stirring in his soul, as if he had seen those dark eyes before and looking at her made him happy. Riley's brown eyes mesmerised Elaine. Naturally shy, looking into the eyes of a stranger was completely out of character for her yet she could not tear her eyes away from his.

Elaine was surprised to see Riley at the course. Over the next few days, their friendship grew. There was an ease and comfort between them and being in each other's company made them feel blissful. But social norms prevented friendship from turning into a relationship and neither ever crossed that line. Perhaps in another time and place things may have been different.

But who can break the bonds that are made by souls. And who knows how, where, when and why a soul connects with you at a level that is beyond human comprehension.

Elaine and Riley continue to remain friends though their interaction these days is few and far between. But I have no doubts at all that when their journeys on Earth are over, they will connect again on the other side and recall that moment when they both were zooming into each other's souls.

image from http://www.cartoonswallpapers.net/snoopy/

Written for:
#FridayReflections - 2 people seeing each other and making eye contact for the first time.
#SoCS - Stream of consciousness - just writing no editing - word containing "zoo"

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26 comments:

  1. Fantastic use of the word 'zoo' at the end of the story! Interesting narration, and I agree nobody can tell how the souls connect with one another, outside of all social norms and customs. Good one, Suzy!

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    1. Thanks Beloo Soul connections are truly wonderful

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  2. Of course, this meeting of souls could have happened at a zoo - still I enjoyed this, because this is something that happens so commonly - people form an instant connection but will never be able to follow through because society doesn't permit. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh lol yes the zoo could've been an interesting meeting place. Glad you enjoyed this Alana. Thanks.

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  3. A lot can be conveyed through the eyes, and to zoom into the souls is something only the ones with that divine bond can do! Beautiful story.

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    1. Thanks Darshana Soul connections are truly divine.

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  4. A lot can be conveyed through the eyes, and to zoom into the souls is something only the ones with that divine bond can do! Beautiful story.

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  5. Good one Suzy. We don't know what feelings strike us at what time. Zooming into souls sure means a long lasting relationship :)

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    1. Thanks Parul. Yes soul connections are everlasting bonds.

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  6. Such a beautiful tale, Suzy.
    Although I would love to know how souls really intersect in each other's lives. Gotta find a good book on it or maybe discover when I up with the Lord :)

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    1. Thanks Ruchira. Read "Only Love Is Real" by Brian Weiss - it's an insightful book.

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  7. A beautiful, beautiful story Suzy...This subject underlying is really quite interesting..I don't know much about it, don't know how the interaction happens but I'm certainly inquisitive to know more

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    1. Thanks Naba How souls meet and connect is a mystery but then that is the beauty of these meetings.

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  8. I always believe that old souls always know each other... whatever package they may have arrived in this time around.

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    1. So true Lori. I believe that too. Thanks for visiting.

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  9. I love how you used the word 'zoo'. I often wonder what would happen if more people made eye contact...these days, our eyes are constantly averted either looking at our phones, books, computers or even just into the distance without really looking. I am guilty too but occasionally I do stop and make eye contact with the minority who are actually looking. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thanks Sanch. So true, we are forgetting how to interact with each other at a more personal level. That is the down side of technology.

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  10. Love the story, Suzy - it just drew me in. I can quite imagine the setting and how this could happen. I hope someday they find each other again - in this world or the next.

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    1. Thanks Corinne and thanks for selecting my post. I am certain they will find each other again.

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  11. Oh yes, your eyes are the gateway to your soul. If they aren't meant to meet in this world, then there's always hope that they meet in the other world. Nice ending.

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    1. Thanks Prasannakumary. I am sure they will meet again. Thanks for visiting.

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  12. that's a beautiful story. Although I have never experienced this but I guess sometimes you just connect with people without understanding why.

    Whimsical Medley
    Twinkle Eyed Traveller

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    1. Thanks Raj. I think that is the beautiful mystery of life - the unexplainable and mystical.

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  13. I had a little chill go down my arms with that last thought. Great piece!

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  14. I do believe that the connections between souls transcend time and place, and these two will surely meet someday..somewhere.

    But I can't help wondering what holds them back here?

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