[I have to come clean, I stole this photo from the Facebook of one of my friends. He doesn’t know. I don’t think he would mind. It is too creepy cool.]
As I was desperately trying to slap myself awake this morning with coffee and checking e-mail on my balcony, I got side tracked to Facebook (as usual) and this little guy popped up at the top of my news feed. I know this is not some once in a lifetime phenomenon of great significance caught on film. I know it isn’t like I am flashing around a candid photo of Nessi making love to a platypus while sipping tea. It is, however, a cool photo of an event I can not say I have witnessed in action. Talk about my friend being in the right place at the right time. Talk about me and my news feed having the right timing for me to burglarize pictures.
Cue deep thinking mode. I am definitely a firm believer in the congruency between our life courses and universal timing (can you tell I am trying to avoid using the phrase everything happens for a reason?). Now, I do not know the specific reason for my friend’s convenient timing for witnessing this locust emerging from his shell. Maybe had he not been so enthralled by this irrelevant occasion, pausing his life course continuum for a few moments, his whole future may have changed. Maybe I am just way too in my head this morning.
In all seriousness, I believe I have had a few fateful occurrences in my lifetime thus far. Big ones,for example, like meeting someone by the slimmest of chances who ends up changing your life profoundly. Some smaller ones, like accidentally dropping a quarter through a crack somewhere only to find a long-lost personal treasure upon fetching it. Sometimes it is just a thought, like when I catch a red light that tics me off I think, “Well, maybe perhaps I’d made that light I’d have gone barreling into an 18 wheeler five minutes up the road”. I am not sure if this is deemed healthy thinking, but it sure beats cursing at inanimate objects in my car. Maybe it is just luck or coincidence, but then again, maybe it is something else.
In any sense of the term, what do you think about fate? Feel free to share neat stories.
This is who I feel like today
Posted on May 2, 2012, in Adventures, How I Knew, Inspirational, Opinion and tagged 25tofly, Becca Cord, blog, Blogging, Chance, cosmic, Fate, inspirational, life, Locust, Opinion, photography, Right place at the right time, thoughts, Timing, Universe, WordPress. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.