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Persephone

It must have been 1999/2000 it was the peak of summer, it was a beautiful morning. I worked in a restaurant in town about three miles walk from where I lived, I would walk along the same path pretty much every day and came to recognise people who used the path regularly. There was one woman who stood out from the rest; she was very small and looked like a child at a glance, she always wore a white dress and thin white slipper-like shoes. She always walked incredibly slowly but always looked completely at peace. 

 This particular morning I was running a little late and was walking fast and getting stressed. I saw the woman in the distance walking in the same direction as me and recognised her instantly. I thought to myself how wonderful it would be to be that at ease and as soon as I did I felt a rush of euphoria, it was the same feeling you get in flying dreams, weightlessness pure joy. It lasted only a moment, I freaked out a bit because I didn't know what was happening. I had stopped walking and looking ahead saw that the woman had stopped as well, she slowly turned around and stared at me for, what seemed a long time indeed. Only when she started walking that I continued my journey to town. I walked past her, neither of us saying anything, I regret not asking her about what happened that day but its difficult approaching a stranger and asking them such things.

 I saw her a few times after that day but I was always  with someone and couldn't really talk to her. I moved to another city shortly after that and I haven't seen her since. I've moved back and walk the path but never see the woman in white but always look out for her. I only ever saw her in summer which makes me think of Persephone of Greek mythology.

Thank you.  

paradox28 paradox28 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 10, 2008

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Greetings Toby2day,<br />
It was indeed an incredible experience, sometimes I feel like I'd interrupted the woman's meditation or something of the sort. <br />
A friend of mine said he saw her walking the path the summer just gone and wondered what her story is. So I, at least know she's real. She is an enigma.

incredible experience. what a wonderful shared moment in time.

Watch the movies 'Peaceful Warrior', or 'The Celestine Prophecy'. They might have some insight for you that will help you understand your experience. :)