Ichi-go Ichi-e, "one time, one meeting"
--by Mish, posted Aug 25, 2017
We talked all the way home (a 30-minute ride!). It was like talking with an old friend and many laughs were shared. At the end, I gifted her with a peace dove and shared a touch on her arm and blessed her as I got up to leave the subway car.
Also had an "ichi-go ichie-e" with a 93-year-old woman sitting at the table next to ours in the restaurant. She was so spirited and joyful that I leaned over and asked her what was her "secret" ,
It's so easy to make friends – all it takes is reaching out with a smile and sharing conversation. Grateful.