Thursday, September 8, 2011

a concept I like

Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events, that are apparently causally unrelated or unlikely to occur together by chance, that are observed to occur together in a meaningful manner.

The concept does not question, or compete with, the notion of causality. Instead, it maintains that just as events may be grouped by cause, they may also be grouped by their meaning. Since meaning is a complex mental construction, subject to conscious and unconscious influence, not every correlation in the grouping of events by meaning needs to have an explanation in terms of cause and effect.

So yesterday we met up with Elijah and some new friends with tails for an indulgent wanderfest through San Francisco. We hit up the bakery Tartine and headed to dolores park to share our treats (coconut tres leches cake YUM). Somehow a conversation got started about the rainbow gathering - Elijah and Scott had met there this summer and were turned off by what they described as the "undercurrent of desperation." Then I recalled an interesting guy that Elijah and I met at the string summit festival, he was part of the rainbow family and had impressed me with his kindness and wisdom, as well as sparking up a dialog about the gatherings. And then guess what happened!??  THAT VERY GUY walked by us in the park. Fini.

It's scenarios like this that confirm I've found my own undercurrent, even if it's just to dip my toes in. xo

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