Two of the three things in the title I have had in my life in abundance, the one missing? Well that would be sense.
Synchronicity and serendipity seem to occur to me all of the time. Most of my careers and relationships have been a direct result of a confluence of these two things. And yet again after a pretty horrific year it has happened once again.
Late this year I met Lillith. How does this combine these two concepts Michael I hear you ask? (well in my imagination I do hear some of you asking me these kind of things). If the pair of us hadn’t been in just the right place in our lives at just the right time then what we have found might have never happened. All the things that happened before were required to find ourselves where we are now. Any single change, or difference and it would have never been. A real life example of The Butterfly Effect.
There are a few movies that cover these concepts such as Sliding Doors and Serendipity, and since I mentioned these movies I am going to have to go and watch them again. Call it fate, or Kismet, or Karma it has been these happy accidents that have certainly had a profound effect on my life.
Likewise synchronicity has also been a part of my journey to where I am now. Words and thoughts and ideas keep popping into my mind and then I see those same things popping up elsewhere in unrelated way. I know that some people liken it to buying a new type of car that you would swear you hadn’t seen many of, but now that you own one they are everywhere. There had always been the same number of those cars, you just didn’t notice them until you had one too. This doesn’t explain how my exposure to a different culture through other circumstances earlier in my life is somehow suddenly relevant today. Or the many other things that just are extremely unlikely coincidences that all seem to be happening right now. Like the way our feeling on D/s align and the topics we discuss that then crop up every time I turn around.
At the end of it all, does it really matter? Should I be beholden to a force outside my ken that has resulted in something new and frankly astonishing at a time in my life when it matters so very much? Nope, it doesn’t really matter. All that does matter is that we have something that I didn’t think I would ever have again, and I am not going to look that gift horse in the mouth. I am going to take that gift and do my level best to treat it as I should have treated those gifts in the past.
As for sense, the first word in the title. Well, I hope that I eventually gain some at some point it my life because it appears that I have been lacking in that quality for some time. I am working on that as well as so many other things.
So to you MLS I say, thank you for being here no matter what power or twist of fate made it happen. I am so glad it did. It was the key to the future.