Saturday, 5 July 2008

Sunday Scribblings -~ Chance Encounter.

I've been flummoxed with this prompt. Will I, won't I, contribute this week? You see I don't believe in chance encounters. I believe mysterious, sudden and unexplained events happen in my life for a reason. For me there's no such thing as a coincidence or a chance encounter ... it's synchronicity, it's meant to be, it's planned to possibly teach me something, to maybe connect or lighten my soul, to give me strength for something greater.

Even in the face of a trauma for me it makes no sense to dwell on the negative, to look to blame, what's done is done and who suffers by going on about it? Life is too precious. What happens happens. Of course everything in life isn't going to be peaches and cream. Whether good or not so good it's better to learn from the experience, the catastrophe, the encounter? From a bad situation make the necessary changes to not repeat what might have caused that particular drama ... and get on with life!

Wonderful things happen to me every day. Recently on a new writers site I wrote I was enthused about getting back to writing and contemplated beginning another writing dedicated blog. I took a break, trawled round the net, found a site where a free blog template competition was offered, I entered, I won. I put it out there. My problem with the original blog description was solved, my motivation was given a new spark, it wasn't a chance encounter it was meant to be.

It's happened not facing this screen too. We've lived across the road from each other for yonks, we're so alike it's scarey, we're like two peas in a pod, totally independent, totally content with our lots, we don't suffer fools, our cats are our darlings, we're both writers, collectors, scroungers, cynics, with no excess baggage, not looking for a new friend ... but kindred spirits have collided ... not by a chance encounter ... it's synchonicity it's meant to be! I'm blessed.

9 Comments:

Lucy said...

We are SO on the same page with this prompt Red! Thanks for all your recent comments.
I am so happy things are going well for you, You deserve to be blessed. Keep up the writing, you are a wonderful writer, it's your destiny! :))

keithsramblings said...

I came here from Lulu's piece and you certainly are singing from the same hymn sheet. Me? I'm more of a coincidence person than a fatalist, but each to our own!

paisley said...

i agree that things happen for reasons,, and when i cannot figure out what the reasons are,, i am the one that is flummoxed... maybe i just think too damn much......

Tammy said...

I love your whatever will be will be attitude. Good for you!

danni said...

"you can't change the direction of the wind, so you'll just have to adjust your sails" - saw this on a plaque in a gift shoppe - i admire you for being able to go with the flow, and the way you've expressed it is excellent!!!

Saoirse Redgrave said...

I absolutely agree with the idea that things are simply meant to happen and how we deal with it is what creates our character. The chance encounter I didn't write about happened today when a stray dog showed up in my cattle pen, came when I called and caused us to be introduced to a kennel bearing the name of my brother's dog (and a location where I was utterly walloped by deja vu). We hope to adopt the dog--six days and we'll see if she's meant to be with us. ;-)

Great blog! Thanks for sharing! :-)
~Saoirse

gautami tripathy said...

For this very reason, I took th prompt into another direction.

defining boundaries

Robin said...

I tend to believe more in the randomness of it all, so it was very interesting to hear such a different perspective.

I'm delighted that things are going well for you, your excitement shines through in your writing.

OneMoreBeliever said...

excellent post... life is for the living...

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