Day 322 Aligning

October 27, 2015

 (If we live with an open and grateful attitude, every day will bring a gift. This is one of 365 gifts during the year I turned 70.)

It happens often that I think about someone and that same day I get a phone call or a message from that person. Today was one with an interesting sequence of events.

I met my friend Karen for lunch today at the Szechuan Café. It was a delight to leisurely catch up after a long time. We always have good conversations and our talk wanders from travels to family to health to politics and to silly. I took a photo with my cell phone of her sitting at the table and did not notice until later that her head was crowned perfectly by a curved restroom sign. I did not plan this juxtaposition but I just happened to snap it when her head just happened to be in just the right place.

During our conversation, I showed her some photos from the home of a mutual friend, Max, and not more than 60 seconds later, he walked into the restaurant with a friend. We made introductions and his friend commented that Max had just mentioned my name to him a few hours before. Of course, we had to take a photo. 

Our Chinese fortunes both said, “A good predictor of the future is the past.” We concluded that it was a lousy excuse for a fortune and disagreed with its philosophy…unless... in this case, we look at the immediate past— today. Coincidences are common but sometimes things do align in the universe in strange ways. It happens often enough that I am determined to think positive thoughts and push away the negative ones. I am going to begin imagining myself winning the lottery. Maybe the universe will align.

My gift today is synchronicity.


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  1. I'm so dellighted to have made your acquaintance. I'll be seeing you next time the Green Table Poets convene; who knows, I might even give you a ride!

  2. Likewise. See you November 16, 1 p.m. at Broadneck.


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