As I sat on the bed looking out at the other building; contemplating our next move, I heard a noise from somewhere outside this room; on the other side of the wall.  In our living room, I realized, my children were playing near the fireplace, and that fireplace is on the other side of the wall.  The fireplace is massive and it occurred to me I had never considered its existence outside the living room.  Though we are in separate spaces, should I touch my hand to the wall, we’re closer then than most days.  

How strange then when I met my new neighbor in the elevator and realized we sleep only two feet apart.  Total strangers whose dreams intermingle in the fabric of space and time.