I was recently listening to that James Blunt song 'You're Beautiful' where there's that line in the lyrics -
When I heard this I was reminded of a 'moment' I had 22 years ago where I was sitting in the passenger seat travelling to North Carolina and happened to be passing through Huntington, WV. A traffic light just turned green, we started moving and I looked to my right and I saw this girl who was about my age. Our eyes instantly locked and we were absolutely smitten. We stared at each other 'connected' for a really long time - it was probably nearly five or six seconds until the car turned the corner. And then I never saw her again. She is, however, seared into my memory for life - I can describe her appearances, her hair, what she was wearing down to the minutest detail decades later and I'll bet she could say the same about me, and yet we only saw each other for a few seconds and never so much as uttered a word.Yeah, she caught my eye,
As we walked on by.
She could see from my face that I was,
And I don't think that I'll see her again,
But we shared a moment that will last till the end.
I wonder if this is an example of what people refer to as 'love at first sight'? Some categorize this sort of thing as 'lust at first sight', but I disagree - at least in my own case I certainly don't believe lust was what I experienced.
Hang on a second while I put this foil hat on...there that's better. The experience I refer to felt to me rather more like a RE-connection - as if I'd somehow known this woman intimately for a lifetime and was seeing her again after a long absence, if that makes any sense.....I think I can take it off now the Zarkon psychic probe vessel has passed.
Has anyone else experienced something like this - is this kind of occurrance that unusual? Does anyone believe that love could possibly be an appropriate description for an emotion two people experience who have seen each other for only a couple seconds?