to talk to someone for the first time,
a stranger,
who recognizes and engages with your essence
(with curiosity, interest
and pleasure at being in your presence)
the beauty inside,
who you are

to be with someone,
for whom there is no question
that what they are seeing, 
who they are engaging with,
 is the real you

to have them mirror back to you
what you have always known about yourself
so that you can see your inner self
manifest in the outer world
through their eyes

is to be born
into yourself
in a way you could have never done
on your own