On this journey called life, our souls are meant to connect with the souls of others. These connections can be made during anything from a brief interaction with a stranger to a lifetime of interactions with friends and family. Sometimes, these connections are slippery. The moment we try to touch the other’s soul, they slip away from us. Other times, these connections are sticky. When we let go of these souls, no matter how brief the interaction, we are left with traces of the other that we carry with us. I wonder why this is, why some souls slip away without leaving a trace, while others leave us marked for life.