There are people who don't just effect your life, they literally change who you are. Nestling themselves in the cages of your ribs, they never leave you completely. Sometimes they resurface for air, unexpectedly. There you find them, out of nowhere in a moment, a scent, a sound... they are there, without warning or apology... and all you can do is stare. Such a moment visited me the other day and my body still hasn't fully shaken the chill... or the warmth. It's always quite bittersweet isn't it? In those empty filled up spaces.