Of course, often the encounter is forgotten and never dwelt on it again. But, when I think about how all of us living in this world are weaving a weird web of connection, how we are all joined together merely by a few words or a single glance - I suspect that there is something more to it than simply a fleeting moment forever lost.
It is a beautiful, mysterious, completely intangible thing - an important thing - that we cannot fully comprehend.
How lucky we are that, even for that fraction of a second, we have a chance to have a small peek and maybe even a bit of influence into an entire life. Do you play a positive or negative; friendly or unkind; smiling or impatient part, however infinitesimally small, in that moment? How do strangers find your first - and only - impression?