Wednesday, March 25, 2009

People come into our lives for a reason.

Every new acquaintance; every friendship fostered adds a single thread to the tapesty of our lives. Recently, I had two experiences that reaffirmed this.

I was at the dentist's office. The hygienest and I were talking about tough times, and our conversation turned to loss. A while back, several of my friends and family members died within a short period; like a stack of children's blocks toppling, they just kept falling. She made a profound statement that salved my soul. "Can't you see? YOU were in THEIR lives for a reason." I'd never thought about my contributions to them; I only knew that I sorely missed their contributions to my life. Thanks, Laurie for your insight.

Lisa has been in my writing organziation for years; her dynamic personality and outstanding writing ability draws people to her. Last night I read a very sad personal essay at open mike. Lisa and I talked about it afterwards. While dusting off our pasts, we mentioned names and discovered that we are practically related. The main character in my story is related to a relative in her life. As we connected the dots, we connected on a deeper level.

Many would consider these two incidents coincidence. Not I!

1 comment:

Julia Gordon-Bramer said...

No way that's a coincidence. That's serendipity!

Is this Lisa E? Now I know that she's not only funny and cool, but wise as well.