Resonance

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.

. . .


Photo by Bruno Nascimento on Unsplash

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164 Comments Add yours

    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Thank you so much, Sunith! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

    2. Sunith says:

      Welcome Natalie 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  1. That was beautiful. Breathtaking. All the possible synonyms thereof. I loved this!

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    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Thank you so much! That really means a lot ❤

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  2. Hi Natalie, Nice idea, well done. I was distracted by one phrase, though: where I come from a ‘two-fingered salute’ is a euphemism for a well-known rude gesture. Not what you meant in this case?

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    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Oh I did not make that connection… definitley not what I meant. I think I just imagined the entire scene in my head, and when I was writing it, it just fit.
      Thank you so much for pointing that out, I’ll definitley update it. ❤

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  3. farhantalks says:

    Wow it’s fabulous
    I really love it .

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  4. librepaley8 says:

    Lovely and profound, made me think.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Glad you liked it! Thank you so much! ❤

      Like

  5. leelah saachi says:

    I know this experience so well. It can be with all kins of people – suddenly you know! Ther you are. Here am I. PRESENT. What a reminder 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Exactly. I’m so glad you liked it, Leelah! Thank you so much for taking the time to read! ❤

      Like

  6. Emphorium says:

    To have and to hold, one moment of attention, then gone. This love is fleeting yet leaves a lifetime Impression. Life is a series of moments passing. You describe a significant memorable moment. This at the attosecond of connection is exquisite. Thank you for the prompt to pause and ponder. Chris T.

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    1. Natalie Swift says:

      That was such a lovely way to put it, Chris, thank you so much for this ❤

      Like

  7. bunnerbooky says:

    Your writing is so BEAUTIFUL and I’m so jealous!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Haha thank you so much! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Huub Koch says:

    This is even more than resonating, this is touching the reader, even over long distances, because you are literally and figuratively on the skin.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Natalie Swift says:

      I’m so glad you thought so, Huub! Thank you so much! ❤

      Like

  9. What poetry! Amazing 🙂

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    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Thank you so much! ❤

      Like

  10. It is amazing how a minor, chance encounter can make such an impression on a person for their entire life. Nicely done 🙂

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    1. Natalie Swift says:

      It definitely is… glad you liked it! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  11. chaikristin says:

    Beautiful description of very very short moments. Mundane but important! ☺️☺️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Natalie Swift says:

      I’m glad you think so. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and share your thoughts here! ❤

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  12. Wow…your writing is incredible!!! I love it!!! Keep it up! 😊

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    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Thank you so much! That really means a lot ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  13. shannonfeetham says:

    This is awesome Natalie!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Thank you so much!<3

      Like

  14. missyrogers says:

    Incredibly thought provoking and well written, thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Natalie Swift says:

      That really means a lot to me. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Knightsreich says:

    Moments like these make me realize that we truly are all the same.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Exactly… thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment! ❤

      Like

  16. Warden of the World says:

    Your sense of pacing works well here; I like how you mix standalone words with full sentences. For some reason, this piece reminds me of the Radiohead song “Jigsaw Falling Into Place,” even though the two are somewhat different thematically. Insofar as grammar is concerned, there should not be an apostrophe in the line “Maybe our shoulder’s brush as we cross paths, shuffling through.” Also, if you’d prefer not to hear of my grammatical critiques, I am perfectly happy to cease them. (But, in my defense, I’m only doing what I can to help you make your writing more excellent.)

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    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Haha I’m so glad you liked it!
      Arghh I’m just hopeless. I cannot believe I missed that: I swear I read through this one about a million times before I posted it.
      No, of course not! Really, you’re doing me a huge favor. Thank you so much! ❤

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  17. Poornima V says:

    That’s amazing….very well expressed 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Thank you so much, Poornima! ❤

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    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Thank you so much, Ricardo! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  18. E says:

    Enjoyed this post. Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Glad you liked it! ❤

      Like

  19. I was actually feeling as if I was meeting you!
    Very beautifully written😃💠

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Haha thank you so much, Bhavya! Glad you liked it! ❤️

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Thank you so much! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  20. E. Lynn says:

    I resonated with this just now. Nicely done.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Haha thank you so much! Glad you liked it! ❤

      Like

  21. Autho R. says:

    I just followed you recently, and just wanted to tell you write great!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Natalie Swift says:

      That really means a lot to me. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  22. _PritamDas_ says:

    your personality through your writing is amazing thankyou. I wish I would bring that too. THankyou

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    1. Natalie Swift says:

      That really means a lot to me. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  23. Ana Daksina says:

    Beautiful! Reblogging to sister site “Timeless Wisdoms”

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Natalie Swift says:

      That really means a lot to me, Ana! Thank you so much! ❤

      Like

  24. Ed Muindi says:

    Wow! Beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Thank you! ❤

      Like

  25. This post forces you to pause for a while, smile and think of all the folks you chance upon, the hurried glances, the flicker of a smile, the little wave! It’s beautiful Natalie 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Natalie Swift says:

      I’m glad you thought so, Parikhit. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  26. such rare moments are most often lost forever…

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    1. Natalie Swift says:

      So true… all the more reason to be mindful of them and cherish that feeling while you can, isn’t it?

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    2. but the aftermath sucks, and so i don’t know about that… 😀

      a few moments of joy, and afterwards a lifetime of regret and missing…

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  27. thevoicenet says:

    The way you are writing is amazing, your words can actually make people to feel something. At least for a moment you made us to think that we are not actually alone.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Natalie Swift says:

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

      Like

  28. Wow… It takes me back twenty years lol … Beautiful memories

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    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Haha I’m glad you liked it! ❤

      Like

  29. lilynicolee says:

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

    This was so beautiful, so much passion and emotion. I love this part of your poem! You’re so talented and I admire your creativity. I look forward to reading more! (:

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  30. hello there! i have nominated your blog to the Sunshine Blogger Award. please click on the link below to get more details. https://wordpress.com/post/loveandlife383.wordpress.com/128

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    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Thank you so much, Pramodya! That really means a lot to me. Unfortunately, as I’m trying to keep the blog an award-free zone, I’m afraid I can’t put up a post about it, but I really appreciate the gesture all the same. Congratulations to you on being nominated! ❤

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  31. I absolutely love it! The magical feeling of the endless possibilities perfectly written. 🙂 Not forgetting a little bit of awkwardness at times. XD

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Haha I’m so glad you liked it! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and share your thoughts here! ❤

      Like

  32. myspace says:

    “Our shadows align under the morning sun….” This line has amazing imagery…
    “Our blood sang the same tune” is very interesting…
    Resonates so much with me.. I loved it Natalie… Thank you for sharing it..

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Natalie Swift says:

      I’m so glad you liked it! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and share your thoughts here! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Thank you so much! That really means a lot to me. Unfortunately, as I’m trying to keep the blog an award-free zone, I’m afraid I can’t put up a post about it, but I really appreciate the gesture all the same. Congratulations to you on being nominated! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

    2. Welcome and that’s up to you totally Natalie. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  33. silent words says:

    It feels like somebody has touched your soul … come closer than humanly possible, beautifully written💕

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Natalie Swift says:

      I’m so glad you felt that way. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment! It really means a lot ❤

      Like

  34. stoneysworld says:

    Very deep. Happens dozens of times a day but do we recognize this? You did. Kudos.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Natalie Swift says:

      I’m so glad you liked it. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and share your thoughts here! ❤

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  35. My eyes catch yours and you look away.

    Why do we look away? When we don’t, when we stop and exchange a few words, we eventually become best of friends, don’t we?

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    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Definitely true… I guess not all of us are that comfortable with real connection today
      Thank you so much for taking the time to read and share your thoughts here! It really means a lot ❤️

      Like

  36. It’s always cool when you read about a phenomenon you experience, especially when described vividly like so. Suddenly that aspect of being becomes more alive under a new light.
    That optical connection with someone you’ve never known and may never ever know might just be a hint that we’re more related than we choose to believe.
    Your writing is felt and personal. More ink to your pen Natalie.

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    1. Natalie Swift says:

      That’s really a beautiful way to put it Gerard… thank you so much for taking the time to read and share your thoughts here! It really means a lot ❤️

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    2. Pleasure’s all mine. 🙂

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  37. Mei Mafinda says:

    A beautiful, intimate piece Natalie

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Thank you so much! ❤

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  38. Took you breathe away as I read it. Beautiful !!

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    1. Natalie Swift says:

      It was my pleasure, Monika. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  39. As always…wonderfully written, beautifully worded.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Natalie Swift says:

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

      Like

  40. mellowstorm says:

    Really fraction of a second can evoke miracles….loved your style of writing!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Thank you so much! Glad you liked it! ❤

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    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Thank you! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  41. Ooh, I like this very much. It makes me want to write poetry, but can’t.

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    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Haha thank you so much! Glad you liked it! ❤

      Like

  42. Magical Mystical Mimi says:

    This is haunting. *This* is poetry at its finest. I feel like I’ve had the most beautiful moment. Wow.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Natalie Swift says:

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

      Like

  43. Exquisite! And utterly alive. Thank you 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Natalie Swift says:

      That really means a lot to me. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment! ❤

      Like

  44. Such a beautifully penned piece!!! Loved your words and the topic!! Bravo, Natalie!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Natalie Swift says:

      Thank you so much! That really means a lot ❤️

      Liked by 1 person

    2. Loved the way you did this! Almost like a movie moment!
      xoxo

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    3. Natalie Swift says:

      Haha glad you liked it! ❤️

      Liked by 1 person

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