Magnetism

It’s a thing, isn’t it. I’ve written about it in blogs elsewhere and in my journal for years. That pull to another soul for some, cosmic reason. It happens to me so often that it just forms part of me, now. Usually, I know why. Usually I can decipher the reasons for findings this unbreakable spider’s web thread between myself and a complete stranger. Usually it’s a single purpose — they needed to confide in an impartial person and I was there, the like I have explained in my previous blog, here. Sometimes it’s reversed. Sometimes a stranger says something comforting, reassuring or just plain nice to me and that lifts my mood for the rest of the day. Think about someone taking the time to affect your world in a positive way, with no ulterior motive — that’s beautiful.

What is unusual, what doesn’t happen very often is identifying the person to which the other end of the spider’s web thread is attached to and not being able to work out why.

There is a person I work with who caught my attention from my first day in this job. This person dresses well, is warm and friendly but not necessarily someone I would *usually* be attracted to in any way. Every time I see them, I try to find reasons to be in their immediate surroundings to allow them the opportunity to volunteer details of our connection. Every time we’re at work together, I feel like this might be the day for the big reveal — but it never is. As I write this, I feel like this person may be keeping some reserves. They confided in me recently about some work-related feelings of stress, but I don’t really know anything else about them. And, as I write this, I realise that it seems like a lot of something about nothing!

It’s hard to ignore, though. When I’ve felt a magnetism toward people in the past that has matched this, it has always amounted to the basis of something new and wonderful. Two of these people are now two of my very best friends.

I’m really good at listening to my gut when I get such strong feelings about something. I’m not very good at being patient.

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