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?