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When Universes Collide

I found myself thinking of the events that happened over last semester as I walked down the corridors of the Modern Languages building. I stood at the exact spot. The very place.
I stood here last semester when my English tutor Joseph Wood asked me a question that till today still piques me. "Are you well?" he asked. Back then I had immediately related it to how I was taking to his class. I replied then, "oh, I'm doing ok, the readings are fine….yadda yadda." Then he explained himself a little more clearly, "Are you fine, as in how are you doing?" It was a question people around this region ask for the sake of asking, evidenced by the "How do you do?" salutations one received upon meeting another. It was a question that required no answer. Yet this time Joseph stood there, truly expecting a reply. How often do we pass people by, never delving deeper than the superficial functions we serve. How often we fail to realise the immensity of a human life before our very eyes. Whenever I look upon human eyes, even those in pictures, I see there a whole universe behind those eyes. How broad, how high, how deep and how immense (I use this for other dimensions I so utterly wish to express but have not the words) that universe! All contained within a single entity. How great then is the Creator, and how vast.
Thank you once again Joseph, for asking. It was then
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two universes met
we stood there
in our place
in our time.
Side by side we
marveled.
We marveled.
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