This morning around 7:00am, as I was on my way in to work, my mind wandered. (Yeah, hard to believe, huh?) For some reason, I got to thinking about the movie The LakeHouse. If you didn't see it, it's a movie about two people, living two years apart that converse with eachother through letters left in the mailbox of a house they both occupied at different times of their lives. You certainly have to allow for a certain leeway in the movie -- for instance, I'm still a little confused as to how and when they "catch up" to each other, but, eh, it's a movie.
Anywhoober, it all got me to thinking about how each of us goes through our day and chance encounters, even chance mis-encounters, pass through our lives, only to have an impact later on.
For example, years and years AND YEARS ago, I went up to Fontana Beach with my sister, some friends, and my then boyfriend (we just refer to him as Psycho Bill now). While we were there, we got hungry and walked over to a little restaurant at the end of a kind of a strip mall. It was a hot dog place with a little walk up window. The guy on the other side of the window got our order together for us, we paid and left. Later on, I would find out the guy on the other side of the window was my future husband.
Another example: All the years I didn't know Bio-Mom, she knew who I was and where to find me. There were times when we were in the same city. How would our lives have been different if she had found me and just said "Hi"?
One more example: My Bio-Uncle used to live with a guy in an apartment over the barn on Grand Dad's property during college long before I found Bio-Mom. One of my Bio-Aunts used to have a huge crush on him when she was a kid. This guy now works with Hubby and is a really good friend of ours.
Yeah, so maybe these are just the crazy, wandering thoughts of a sleep-deprived mind. Still, it would be interesting to know how often I had been in close proximity to Bio-Dad without ever knowing it, don't you think?
Is it just me? Is it just coincidence, or something more? Am I the only one who thinks like this?