“What if I had been born fifty years before you
In a house on the street
Where you lived
Maybe I'd be outside as you passed on your bike. Would I know?
And in a wide sea of eyes
I see one pair that I recognize”
This instant recognition is key to the soul mate experience. And it doesn’t always have to be a romantic connection. It can be between mothers and children, friends who feel an instant bond, a teacher and a pupil, and with animals as well.
Soul mates often will leave the planet together, as we recently saw with Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher. We have seen records of numerous documented events of loving spouses crossing over within months or even days of each other. This is what Ben Fold means when he says:
“Next door there's an old man who lived to his nineties and one day
Passed away in his sleep,
And his wife, she stayed for a couple of days, and passed away
I'm sorry I know that's a strange way to tell you that I know we belong. . .”
There is something so touching about a soul mate connection. It is deep and points to our true being: Eternal, growing, and increasing the joy on this planet. That is why this song reaches so many people who understand the feeling of being around a soul mate.