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Connectedness

25 Jul

“I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.”
-Charles de Lint

Have you ever felt truly connected to a person, time, or place? It is a deeply rooted feeling of synchronicity that is often hard to explain, but you “just know”. Perhaps you read a story, and you empathize with a character because you’ve been her. Perhaps it’s a picture in which, when you look beyond the surface image, you see yourself. Maybe you’ve sat watching a movie wondering if the writer somehow knew your secrets.

And then there are other occasions, which seem to happen almost as if by chance. They are surreal, in the moment and serendipitous in retrospect. These are the moments when you are left to marvel at the careful orchestration of events that led you here, when they could have unfolded in so many other ways.

We exist in an interconnected and beautiful story, full of missed opportunities and second chances. Though our journey may be wrought with detours, these obstacles are not merely to challenge us, but rather intended to redirect us back to our part in the story. It is a redemptive story, in which we emerge victorious.

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1 Comment

Posted by on July 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

One response to “Connectedness

  1. josette

    July 25, 2012 at 9:33 am

    You brought back memories of some special times when I felt just that way. Some people call it ESP. It’s just that close connection through our minds and hearts….wonderful. Thanks!

     

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