I believe that everything happens for a reason, although I don’t believe in a concept of destiny if that makes any sense? The idea of anything being fixed in time and space I find is a limiting one, so I prefer to think of events throughout life being akin to weather patterns that form and dissipate given the ambient conditions, and just too tricky and transient to pin down. I know for certain, at least for myself that nothing is random or subject to chance. I have had one too many ‘coincidences’ occur in my life, to the point that I expect such things to happen now. So called ‘chance’ encounters happen almost constantly for me, and to tell you the truth, I like it. I feel like I know where I stand with the world and the universe at large. It makes me feel that there is indeed a sense of deep purpose to my life, even if I don’t claim to fully understand what that is exactly. With age I have learned to follow my gut impulses, and I’m always rewarded with unexpected wonders and those magical encounters with individuals that every so often completely change my life. I met my husband in the same way, and looking back it all began with my trip to Venice, everything was so perfectly synchronised and I didn’t even know it at the time. I feel very lucky, and very blessed to see the world in the way that I do. Destiny or not, the magic of life is unavoidable, and always just there beneath your nose if you just dare to look… que sera sera.
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