Delayed Contact: How would you get along with your sibling(s), parent(s), or any other person you’ve known for a long time — if you only met them for the first time today?
I believe It would be a unique experience. Do I need say more?
If I have known someone for a long time, but I am meeting them the very first time, wait what? There are two possibilities; knowing someone for a long long time but meeting them in person for the first time ever – that would be amazing. But if it is meeting someone for the very first time, then is it not like meeting a stranger? Okay, this prompt has me confused.
Is there something that I am missing? Does the prompt have a deeper meaning? How can someone know their sibling(s) or parents for a long time but meet them the first time? Where were I the whole time, what is going on? This is difficult than calculus. If they are my family then I would have met them already. The only time that I remember I met my parents the first time was 22 years ago – when I was born.
But that day I did not know anyone, and at least for the next three years everyone that I met was new to me. In reference to this memory meeting anyone for the first time was filled with laughter because, they would make weird faces and also say peekaboo; it was pretty good. It was filled with love and happiness.
Oh, now I get it the prompt is deeper. It is referring to the time when I was still a toddler and I had known everyone for a while, but it was not until I had started to create memories, like proper vivid memories. And that is why even after being familiar with everyone, knowing the extended family’s members, on a much deeper level I was actually meeting them the first time. Well, even in that scenario it was great.
So it would be great to meet a stranger who is actually not stranger because, I have known them for a while, but still I am meeting them for the first time. So, yes I would be excited along with being happy about the meeting.