I believe in the possibility of anything. As such, I think reincarnation is a viable concept. Sometimes I have moments where I'm standing on the edge of the cliff looking over into the reincarnation pool of belief and I'm ready to take a dive and embrace the concept fully.
When I meet certain people the desire is the strongest. I don't know quite how to explain it but it's this draw toward someone. I equate it to a soul connection or what some might call a soul mate. However, it's not just a romantic thing. Heck, sometimes I don't even need to meet the person. It can be someone I pass on the street. It can occur with a man or a woman, age is irrelevant too. It's different than a physical attraction. It's this feeling like I know them or I want to know them, to just be in their presence even. I think the best way to describe the connection is that it's like when you've found a really great book that you just love so much that you don't want to put it down. It connects with you in all the right places. It happens sporadically so I've never been able to determine if there is some kind of pattern. Sometimes, I think it occurs because the person is reminding me of someone I met as a child and the memory is so dim that the current reality and memory aren't connecting.
Whatever it is, I had that same feeling about New York, not a person I saw there but the place itself. I felt like I was home. I loved the energy and dynamics of the city so much so that the cold weather and snow barely bothered me. I could practically feel the history of the architecture whispering to me. I get the feeling that maybe some day I will live there. Or, maybe, it's just that I've lived there before in another life and somewhere inside of me I am remembering. Which ever case it may be, I plan on returning as often as I can. There is still so much left for me to see. The weekend was stunted by the blizzard and felt like a tease, a mere sip of the offerings.
I've posted all of my pictures into Flickr. I still need to add titles and descriptions and maybe weed out a few.