Resonance

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You walk past the street, wind in your hair, smile on your lips. One hand is tucked in your coat. The other clutches a small bag slung over your shoulder.

The crowd is bustling, and you manoeuvre yourself through with a practised ease.

It’s just another day.

Mundane. Normal.

And then, you see me, walking just past you.

If you asked, I would tell you I’ve never met you before.

You’d agree.

I don’t know your name and you don’t know mine.

But nevertheless, you see me, really see me.

So maybe I smile.

Maybe you do.

Maybe you raise up a hand in greeting, a small wave.

Maybe I nod in response.

Maybe our shoulders brush as we cross paths, shuffling through.

Our shadows align under the morning sun. Whole.

Your eyes catch mine, and lock, just for a second. Linger. I look away.

And then, we’re both gone, just as quickly as we appeared.


It was just another day.

Mundane. Normal.

I didn’t know you and you didn’t know me.

We were two ships passing in the night, on different paths in the same waters.

But in that fraction of a second, we were as close as two people could ever be.

This moment; where one soul dips near another, like stars once a year brush the Earth.

Our hearts pulsed to the same beat, and our blood sang the same tune.

Resonant.

We were in resonance.

The moment is gone as quickly as it came.

But in all the years that’ll come to pass, you can’t help but believe.

You will never truly be alone.

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    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Thank you so much! That really means a lot ❤

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  1. Rebecca says:

    I so enjoyed this and have this same experience often myself. God bless.

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    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Glad you liked it, Rebecca! Thank you so much! ❤

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  2. namelessneed says:

    fine job, Natalie. now this is the kind of true romance I can imagine, realize, fantasize, & believe.
    I love it/ thank you
    g.r.

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    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Thank you so much! That really means a lot ❤

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  3. Fred says:

    Love at first sight can be real.

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  4. franklparker says:

    So evocative – of all those moments that might have become something else entirely. Well done – Oh, and thanks for liking my very mundane memoir piece! (and for showing me the proper spelling for ‘manoeuvre’). hmm. . . WP still puts a wiggly red line under it!

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    1. Thank you so much, Frank! Glad you liked it!
      Mmm I’ve noticed, but I find that Grammarly is so much more reliable than WordPress for spell-check, and a lot easier to work with too.
      And it was my pleasure ❤

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  5. I really love your writing. I’ve read few of the posts, and every one of them is unique, every one of them beautiful!

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    1. That means so much to me. Thank you! ❤

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  6. Wow Natalie this was awesome, I love it. Glad you liked my post Obsession For Perfeccion btw ☺️

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    1. It was my pleasure. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment! ❤

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  7. My Deaf Mind says:

    It sings my mind through my heart. Very beautiful! Cheers and peace to you.

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    1. That really means a lot to me. Thank you so much! ❤

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  8. Sagar says:

    Just beautiful. You described beautifully how hearts communicate in every-day life. Thank you for reading my posts and inspiring me to write more.

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    1. Glad you liked it, Sagar! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment! ❤️

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  9. Nids says:

    Beautifully penned and truly romantic. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so mcuh for taking the time to read and comment! ❤

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  10. rashu2015 says:

    Beautifully written Natalie.

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    1. Thank you so much! ❤

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  11. Lindi Roze says:

    Wonderful! Thanks for stopping by my site. Just enjoyed several of your poems. I don’t know you and you don’t know me and yet I hear my thoughts in your poems. I always find it amazing when I read something and can say “Yeah that, thats what I’m thinking, thats what I feel like…” Thank you for sharing your gift. All the best.

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    1. Mmm I definitely know that feeling…glad you could experience that here, Lindi! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment here! ❤

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  12. I love this! It resonates with me as someone who is admiring someone from afar. I cannot even make eye contact with him without getting nervous. Lol. Brilliantly written.

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    1. Haha I feel you. Glad you liked it, Ariane! ❤

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  13. Tom Burton says:

    Amazing piece! Very emotive language for those wondrous split-second encounters. Thank you for sharing this! ❤

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    1. Glad you liked it, Tom! Thank you so much! ❤

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  14. Nour Han Ansari says:

    Oh, Natalie dear… that’s called, pretending. You love the person very-very much but pretends like you don’t have any feeling to the person at all. You resonance in your own loneliness while hoping the person you love so much is right in front you, every single second. How you wish that. How you wish.

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    1. That’s definitely an intriguing perspective and beautifully articulated… thank you so much for taking the time to read and share your thoughts here! ❤

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  15. Wow, Natalie, your writing touched a lot of people, including me! Thank you for sharing your time and talent!

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    1. Glad you liked it! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment! ❤️

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  16. Hey, nicely penned..:) it’s sad but beautiful at the same time. Thank for sharing this with us ❤

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    1. Glad you liked it! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment! ❤

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  17. I really like this. I know that feeling very well.

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  18. rainbowamory says:

    Reblogged this on rainbowamory and commented:
    This is how I feel about my followers, but I want to get to know them more so that we don’t have to feel alone in the things we love or experience.

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    1. So true… thank you so much for taking the time to read and share this piece! It really means a lot

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    2. rainbowamory says:

      No problem!! The reason I’m even on WordPress is because of what happened on Tumblr. My original blog is still there thankfully but alot of my favorite people lost their blogs and in the rush to get people’s contacts, I realized just how much they mean to me and that I should try to interact more. Thanks ^_^

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  19. I love this! It is beautfully written!

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    1. Thank you so much! That really means a lot ❤

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  20. thoughtsrace says:

    OMG this happend too with me!! and these lines resonate with me 🙂

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    1. Haha glad you liked it! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment.

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  21. Rambler says:

    We usually realise resonance long after it is gone, but the highs resonate within us for long after. It is funny how dictionary defines mundane, and how life does, they hardly mean the same. These moments of connection, are what makes me wonder how something could be enjoyed to the fullest with no expectation for making them last forever.

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    1. Beautifully said. I simply loved the way you put it ❤

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  22. KT says:

    Last one. Saving the rest for later. Two ships… floating, somewhere, in the abyss.

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  23. satsmoona says:

    A few years ago I wrote a villanelle entitled ‘Another Day’. Thank you for helping me make that connection again. Inspired writing.

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    1. Thank you. I’m glad it resonated ❤

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  24. vishal4u says:

    Wow, fabulous, I am almost mesmerised by it. What a great pome to start your day with. Loved it. 👍👍👍❤️❤️😊

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    1. Thank you, Vishal. That means a lot ❤

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