Since I’m on the topic of serendipity, I became reacquainted with my partner through yet another funeral, back in 2007. The funeral was for the older brother of classmates of ours, and there were many people there that we knew. At the time I arrived, he was heading out the back door with an elderly woman. He smiled and waved, and although I knew he was someone I used to know in school, I couldn’t place him. I sent his face through my mental facial recognition software and came up blank, but I have to admit that I was never was able to fully forget him either.
Finally, months later, he sent me a Facebook friend request, saying that he thought he’d seen me at that funeral. Oh! Of course! It clicked into place for me. The elderly woman he was solicitously escorting out the door and into a silver Mercedes was his grandmother. When he contacted me, he was living in Mexico, caring for his mother’s property, and was with someone else so I put him out of my mind except when Facebook did its thing.
Several years later, he reached out to say he was back in town, and would I like to meet for a beer? And the rest, as they say, is history. This is what he looked like when I graduated from high school, and again when I met up with him in 2011.
How has synchronicity shown up in your life? Do you have a favorite story of unexpected treasure popping up when you were least looking for it? Please feel free to share in the comments. It’s fun to hear other’s stories!