They say its a small world and people when part, tend to meet each other again, at some point or the other...
I disagree---the world is a limitless expanse and if you actually intend to stay away from someone, its very certain that your paths will never cross.
Memories are an entirely different issue though.
You close the door to your mind..afraid that someone who once mattered, might just enter without permission, yet again.
You play a different record--the music of your life--one which is very distracting..
You turn the volume on loud--block out all your thoughts--perhaps in a futile attempt to drown the pain you are running away from.
and yet, some memory from long ago seeps through some dark crevice of the mind, sweeping you away in a different world---where time stands still.
...a world, where paths cross and decisions shatter!!