Saturday, May 21, 2011

in clover: synchronicity

Thank you for the graphic, Wikipedia

I am really into it right now..synchronicity, that is.  It was a big topic at our closing spiritual direction retreat.  I am enjoying looking for synchronicity in my own life and hearing others tell stories of it in their lives. 

Wikipedia defines it as: 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.

Here's my most recent experience of synchronicity.  You need a little background. 

First, I don't shop so much anymore.  I used to love a good day of shopping but now I shop only when I really need something or when I GENUINELY want something.  Those times come far less often than I would have guessed.  However, there are a few things that are difficult for me to resist. One example:  cutlery themed items...silverware.  I don't know why but when I see a pillow or a print or towel or pretty much anything with a fork, knife or spoon on it, I like it.  I'm simply fascinated by cutlery.

Thanks to The Graphics Fairy for the vintage clip art.
Second, one of my favorite blogs to read and follow is called Mossy.  On Wednesday, Marcie posted an  project on Mossy that really intrigued me....plant markers fashioned from vintage cutlery.  I immediately sent a link to a friend announcing, "I am going to do THIS!"  The next day, I hustled through ReStore and came home with a handful of inexpensive cutlery.   

Here's the cool part.  That afternoon, I had an email from a high school friend. She's younger than me, we didn't really hang out but we've reconnected on Facebook recently. Anyway, T wanted to introduce her two blogging friends...Lisa (me)...and Marcie (Mossy)...and she added a link to the cutlery plant marker post. 


This morning I was delighted to find in my inbox the fascinating tale of an old house, vintage curtains, and synchronicity.  You can read it too, on The Polished Pebble.  You should check it out.  

I love it when synchronicity shows up in my photography.  Here's one of my favorite examples.  This is Michael and Big C walking together...

Let me tell you, I was VERY pregnant at the time and my feet were VERY swollen and I was having a difficult time keeping up with them, much less snapping the photo.  Yes, the composition could be better but often, when I seek perfection in a shot, I lose the shot all together.  Here's to doing your best in the moment, no matter what your best is.

Do you look for synchronicity in your life?

If you have a story of synchronicity, please share!




  1. Lisa,
    So glad to hear I could, in some small way, provide some synchronicity in your life!:-)

  2. Tanya, it was no SMALL way...thank you again!


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