5 Minutes Earlier
Missed Connections from St. Augustine
Five minutes earlier and you would have seen me riding
the shopping cart like a kid does –
coasting along in the misty rain.
Way too old for it, I know,
but it was fun.
I found a picture of us today.
New Year’s Eve 2010.
Your smile was huge.
The thing is,
my intuition had already told me we would meet tonight.
If you had been 5 minutes earlier.
How many times have you wondered what life would be like had an event occurred just a few moments earlier or later than it did? Short of viewing the film in the parallel universe we have no idea if a slight shift in time would make any difference to the outcome. Situations unfold in their time, with or without our machinations. Are we really in control or is that an illusion too?