…look down on the world from above. But in a flash of light you saw what was before you, and stepped back from the edge just in time. Now you will never know what might have been, because you are surrounded only by what is.
We are underground, brushing by each other on the subway. She will never know that, had he not touched her coat as she walked by, she would have walked one centimeter further to the right, and that when she slipped, instead of being steadied by him, she would have toppled headfirst into an oncoming train.