Sometimes, strange things happen. In fact, strange things happen just about every day, and if we get around to notice it, we can appreciate just how strange they really are.
Like, for instance, people talking. People talk at just about every chance they can manage to get, so people talking shouldn't be a strange thing.
It can be.
Like, say, when two people in your general virtual vicinity, who previously have gone about doing whatever it is they do when they do what they do. Previously, you've seen them around, and know the gist of what they're about. - and suddenly, they find each other. And start talking.
Strange things happen when people start talking.
This happened to me recently. Two persons from different spheres suddenly interlocked in conversation, and I could see how both of them talked to each other. It was almost as if I eavesdropped on them - if such a thing can happen in the virtual.
Or, rather, they talked at each other, or pass each other. Like two persons sitting on a hill and admiring a beautiful view, with the one sitting just a tad bit above the other. And as they describe the view to each other, they find that there are differences in what they see. There are subtle differences in shades, colors, nuances - in some cases, entire features are missing. Yet they are still looking in the same general direction. At just about the same thing.
From my eavesdropping point, I can hear them talk at each other. And from my general knowledge of what they tend to be about, I know that they should be able to enjoy the view together, if only one of them could move their head just the slightest of inches.
Have you ever had that experience? When two people you know meet for the first time and don't quite get along do to a tiny difference of perspective?
I'd wager this is not the strangest thing to have ever happened in the world, and that it happens often enough that at least one of you can recall that time it happened to you.
Please do tell me how it turned out.