i ran into a beautiful woman at the grocery store today who also happened to be my highschool physed teacher. she was fresh out of teachers college at the time, so really wasn't all that much older than i was. she still looked exactly the same. such a beautiful heart and smile. still fit and fabulous! but within minutes, as often happens with me in the oddest of places, we were engaged in deep conversation. we talked about our two very different losses and connected on a deep level right there in the fruit aisle. she told me that after over 30 years of marriage, her husband just walked out on her. no inkling. no warning. just gone. my heart broke for her. we shared some tears. she tried to fight for her marriage but he was gone. i love when i reconnect with souls from a lifetime ago. i love when we can be so transparent that we spill our stories right there where we are. there's just something beautiful about a sadness that is shared. it's no longer quite as heavy.