Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Life...Controlled Chaos

Ser·en·dip·i·ty [ser-uh n-dip-i-tee]
1. An aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.

Butterfly Effect
1. A cumulatively large effect that a very small natural force may produce over a period of time.
Origin: 1980–85; so called from the notion that the fluttering of a butterfly's wings may set off currents that will grow into a large storm

Certainly bumping into SP in Whole Foods was an act of luck, or was it? Was it one of life's handouts, looking to see what we would do with it? I could have bumped into the older lady behind her, don't think the outcome would have been quite the same. Certainly fits into the definition of serendipity. The butterfly flapped her wings and the storm ensued.
My mother always said everything happens for a reason, of course it does. Really wish I had seen Lisa that day in New York. I would have gone and bought a lottery ticket, and me and my beautiful SP would be somewhere in a vineyard in France sipping wine right now. These series of seemingly unreal events continue to be my road signs in my journey of life. How many of us would have honestly flown hundreds of miles to be with someone that you met in a Whole Foods? Not many of you, you would have exchanged phone calls daily for the first week. Then you go to once a week, after 2 months, that person is a faded memory on the road you were traveling. I say that to say this, the butterfly effect does exist. However we are in control of how we handle the ensuing storm.
My mornings are never boring, of recent I look forward to getting up and starting my day with a lighthearted conversation with SP. This prepares me for my flood of corporate email, text messages and voicemails. After a horrible day yesterday, and four hours of sleep this morning, I woke up to just two things on my phone. A missed call and a text, five minutes apart. The missed call was from Ms. Fabulous (aka SP), can't believe I missed her call, first time. The text read, "Sorry I woke you up last morning...I am glad you are happy, I know you will make her very happy, coz that's how you are." It was from Lisa. I had a tear in my eye this morning, not because of the text, but because I hit my toe on the edge of the door rushing to grab my iPad to check if SP had emailed me. Exes are called that for a reason, they were passing attractions on the journey of life and they leave us with fond memories. You have three choices:

1. Pull over and stand still, entrenched with those memories and goes nowhere.
2. Turn around and go back to that little town called Ex-ville, and realize that there was a reason we left that small town.
3. Keep on driving, Destination: the rest of your LIFE!

Can I please have option three, with a side of SP, in fact, supersize that and can I have it to go. Thank you.

I believe in the Butterfly Effect, and I believe that everything happens for a reason, and I believe that you are in charge of your destiny. This is why I can confidently say that bumping into that cart in Whole Foods was life altering, and SP and I will be having the time of our life together.

Devils Advocate

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