When was your last happy encounter?
On a crisp day, walking the ramparts of an old Italian town, I feel lucky surrounded by the beautiful autumn. I am blessed sharing such moments, almost every week, with my very close friend and “soul sister” Jacintha. Our feet travel fast… at the pace of our relentless conversations. As our hike was ending, we pause our chatter to better identify two upcoming voices closing toward us, two gentlemen in their 60’. One, elegant, wears a long black coat and a beret; the other, hands inside his leather jacket, has a bold and friendly face. They were intrigued by a leafless tree with orange fruits in the nearby terrasse garden and they kindly asked us what it was. To their surprise, we replied in English: The fruit is a Kaki, also called Persimmon, and very common in this season…
Amazed by the beauty of the town and delighted to discover, the two fellows entertained the conversation from Kaki to Italian life and then to Opera… Their cheerful energy was contagious. Our chat with John and Steve became a delightful 5 minute encounter!
Those 5 minutes made my day.
We get comfort and complicity from people we are intimate with. The others, less known, are a great chance for more discoveries and surprises.
There’s so many moments to open to the world:
– In line, at the supermarket.
– In your car, at the lights.
– In a corridor, at school or at work.
Why not initiating a conversation? Don’t hide. Try more often putting your phone away and lifting your eyes… Look around, your next delightful 5 minutes encounter is maybe there, next to you!
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