Have you ever walked into a place and felt like you knew it? Have you gone anywhere "new" and thought, "This looks just like..."?

Obviously, when those who first came to this country settled here, they must have felt this kind of connection. They made it obvious for future generations by naming places after those in the Old World. Hence, "New" England, "New" Hampshire, etc.

I have found in my travels that there are also connections which happen on a smaller scale. Little snapshots of time and space that mirror another. For example:

Where was this taken? Beacon Hill...London...D.C.??? It could be any of those places, but...

How about this little gem?

Ok, so the American flag might give this away as being here in the States, but, it could be in France, Spain or even South America.

The point is, these images remind us of other places far from where these photos were taken.

Won't keep you in the dark any longer, these two photos are of places in Philidelphia. When I first saw them, I realized the connection to the other places I have seen...the other places I have visited. The same, but different!

Connections to people are like this, also. We meet someone who instantly reminds us of someone else in our lives. It can be the way they look, what they say or how they say it, their mannerisms or even the clothes they wear. Actually, I believe it is something more intrinsic. I think what causes these instant connections is the mirroring of souls. I believe that our essence...that part of us that is beyond the cut from the same cloth. We are all part of the Great Whole, so, when we least expect it, we see the connections.

What a blessing it would be if, every day, every minute, every nano-second, we saw and recognized the "other" as part of ourselves!



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