Notice how some people leave their unique stamp and impression?

So that they seem to be present in the room when they are actually not.

You can see them in somebody else’s facial expressions.

The way somebody completely different follows the same train of thought.


Or you are reminded of them when somebody else reacts or speaks.

Or it could be a similar mannerism, a similar manner of dress.

The same style, that way of nodding that is no longer unique.

Or something like the toothy smile or wide grin that another could possess.


You may be going on with your tasks for the day, with no thought of Mr. X.

Suddenly a stray perfume (more likely cigarette smoke 🙂 ) will make you think of him.

What do you think happens and what creates this effect?

Would you say that this is something like the itch caused in a phantom limb?


Or you are extremely busy, harried and frazzled with utter chaos around you.

An image or a word pops up amidst your work that makes you think of Ms. Z.

Do you wonder if she understood your condition, if she actually knew.

That you needed that smile, that connection, that moment to just be.


Sometimes it is more tangible, an actual look alike will materialise.

Especially for people, who have been out of your life for a long time.

It is almost as if they are reminding you, to make you realise,

that you need to re-connect, call or email, it is high time.


At other times, you can actually feel a very strong presence.

Of people who are no longer in this world, that we call ours.

It is as if they came to check if you are okay in their absence.

Before they leave for their permanent home among the stars.


How do you account for these instances and these events?

Can science come up with a logical explanation or reason?

I would prefer to think that the souls need to connect and then be content.

Be happy that somebody thought of me and I am loved by someone.



3 thoughts on “Presence….

  1. Padma Balasubramanian

    Yes, just be happy. Could connect very well to it Malini. These instances would be more meaningful and impactful especially when u live very far from home. Many times, especially tough days such connections or familiarity has made me pull through.

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