21 Dec

It’s been said that there are no coincidences. While I don’t believe that every coincidence in my life is a sign, I tend to be a bit pragmatic and note that coincidences only have the meaning that we give them. I have though, come to embrace the idea of synchronicity. The possibility that everything in this world is interconnected, and that connectedness often manifests itself in a beautiful string of events. If we pay attention, we can see that inter-connectedness. Other times, it hits us over the head.

My friend Sarah lost a long-time friend of hers in September. She went to the funeral and said her good-byes. It’s hard to lose a friend, especially one who seems too young to die. This week, Sarah got a post-card from her friend. Apparently it had gotten lost in the mail and re-routed, arriving this week.

The postcard said, “I am OK.”

3 Responses to “synchronicity”

  1. I Can See Now December 21, 2008 at 1:18 pm #

    Wow!!! That is absolutely beautiful. What a gift to your friend.

  2. Katie December 28, 2008 at 6:55 am #

    Wow. Beautiful.


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