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I normally avoid letting a character rant…but Mizha thought she was due. I wonder how Tama will take this? Probably with his usual maturity and…uh…oh who am I kidding? BRACE YOURSELVES!

I’ve been thinking a lot about coincidence. Which has probably been helped by a lot of little coincidences that have lead to discussions on coincidences lately. Watching an episode of Doctor Who today, I liked how he put it, “Coincidence is the Universe’s way of having fun.” Then I came upstairs, and Cory immediately shared with me a Cracked.com feature on 29 Mind-Blowing Coincidences which was an odd coincidence in itself. I also found out that the word I’d used on this page, (“Azo”) is very similar to a Native American word with essentially the same meaning. I’d just chosen it because it sounded right. Another reader pointed out that I’d essentially represented each of the Four Indulgences for the chant I recorded in chapter six. Completely unintentional on my part. Or perhaps unconscious? Or mere coincidence.

There are so many little things that can happen in a day that we don’t even bat an eye at, but every so often a little moment makes a big difference. The only reason I’m alive to type this today is because of a small coincidence that prevented me dying in a fire as a child. My father forgot his key on a rainy day. That’s it. The difference between life and death that day was a forgotten key. Coincidence. It’s a funny thing.

What small coincidences have impacted your life?

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Coincidences. Synchronicities. Often after reading about coincidences, they happen to me. Or as Robert Anton Wilson explained, perhaps your brain is more receptive to noticing them when you’re more conscious of them. It gets down to a lot of neuro-programming exercises and… now I’m babbling, but yes, I think coincidences big and small are interesting to consider and notice.

I hate to say it, but she is being EXTREMELY Selfish. All this is showing is that she doesn’t care for Zhiro as much as Zhiro obviously cares for her.

=/ Oh, Mizha. You swung too far, all the way from “don’t care about me” to “everything is about me.” I don’t know whose side I’m on in this! Zhiro was stupid, but now Mizha’s being a jerk, too. *nervous dance*

I always like finding coincidences in my own work. I tend to write quickly without looking back at things too much (to resist the urge to edit instead of create), and then I’ll reread something from earlier in a story and realize that I’ve carried a character trait, like not liking coffee, through a story without meaning to.

Yes, this is what happens when you push selfless too far. The pendulum swings the other way just as hard. It will take a while for things to settle down into a more moderate state, and in the mean time, she’s got a job to do.

Help, get out of the way or get run over. She’s on a Mission from Goddess.

Trouble is, brother and sister are too much alike, in ways they don’t have perspective on. So when they see each other acting in similar ways, it seems shockingly wrong. Hypocrisy is like that.

I met one of my best friends- someone I still keep in touch with after almost 40 years- because we had two classes together on our first day of high school. Swim practice and art class, and 37 years later his voice still makes me smile no matter the circumstances.

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