There are people you meet that you get to know, and then there are people you meet that you already know.
There are chance meetings with strangers that interest us from the first moment, before a word is spoken.[Бывают иные встречи, совершенно даже с незнакомыми нам людьми, которыми мы начинаем интересоваться с первого взгляда, как-то вдруг, внезапно, прежде чем скажем слово.]
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Imagine all the people you meet in your life. There are so many. They come in like waves, trickling in and out with the tide. Some waves are much bigger and make more of an impact than others. Sometimes the waves bring with them things from deep in the bottom of the sea and they leave those things tossed onto the shore. Imprints against the grains of sand that prove the waves had once been there, long after the tide recedes.