Sunday, March 26, 2006

I wonder about coincidences


Have you ever wondered about coincidences? What are they really? Why do some people have lots of strange coincidences and others - none at all?
I belong to the first group. I have the strangest coincidences all the time and have no idea why, what they are trying to tell me or how to use or interpret them.
An example? Sure! Why not? Many years ago I played in a European cast of the musical Hair. (which I will write about later) After touring and being a part of the cast for 2 years, I stopped. I've always loved the songs, but life went on, and so did I. I didn't really talk or think much about my Hair days. Then 3 years ago I was asked to coach the singers in a theater youth group who were going to do Hair. I thought, why not? Then suddenly, without warning, I get an envelope from a person who has been cleaning house and found a lot of newspaper clippings from my cast of Hair and sent it to me. Out of the blue! The next day while driving home, they played two songs from our cast version of Hair on the radio. I hadn't heard that recording for 30 years! What was going on? What was this trying to tell me? I had already said yes to the job, so why all the hoodoo voodoo? These kinds of things happen all the time,and I haven't a clue why?
Do you??

7 comments:

Wystful1 said...

In our house, we call these co-inky-dinks! And most times they're good co-inky-dinks. Now, you want my opinion? Did you ask for an opinion? No? Well, you're gonna get one anyway. I think this is great...it's all good to me!! Nothing strange. Is it?

Chi said...

I think everything happens for a reason so I am a strong believer in coincidences...just not sure what it is trying to tell you. *s*

Melli said...

I'm always awed by coincidence. I've never gone searching for a "reason" for it -- but I find it utterly amazing when it happens! And it happens in so many different ways. Sometimes it's erie, and sometimes it's just quirky ... sometimes it's even playful. I LOVE coincidence!

Barb said...

I think that we all have 'em, it's just a matter of if we are observant enough to notice them. And it depends on your belief system as to how you explain them. I know a lot of people who would say it's God trying to get our attention about something. Who knows. Maybe. Maybe not.

Barbara said...

Synchronicity...

Moogie said...

Coincidences are great. I'll take them when I can get them. I've never really looked for a reason though.

Katherine said...

I'm not a big believer in coincidences...I think everything happens for a reason, even if we don't know what the reason is. That's great you get such 'in your face' signs though!