I’d started working as a kids’ entertainer, roughly 3 years after leaving my last cruise ship contract.
In my local Waitrose, I met a girl, Vicky, a beauty therapist who I’d known very well on my last ship.
What made this coincidence stand out, was not the chance meeting. I palpably felt the presence of someone familiar, and turned around to find her standing with her back to me. So convinced was I that I knew her, I took the trouble to look at Vicky’s face.
Otherwise, we would have walked right past each other, looking in opposite directions.