A few years ago, walking down 7th Street around the corner from my Tucson home, a car’s bumper sticker GotMainelobster.com jumped out at me.
Not only was the man of the couple who lived there from Bar Harbor, Maine, his sister had been the high-school best friend of a dear friend of mine, who still lives on Mt. Desert Island.
Got it? I may have already lost you, dear reader.
We’re now friends with the 7th Street couple, Steve and Mary, whom we see in Tucson and in Bar Harbor during the summer (we have other mutual friends who live in both places, and on their Bar Harbor road at least two more couples winter in Tucson).
This year, our 7th Street neighbors are staying in Maine till the end of December. Mary is a Tucson native. Steve says, if we can stay in Tucson in July and August, why not Maine in December? He’s got a point.
This morning I received this email from Mary:
“Met a woman named Janet with silver hair, a purple streak, who lives in Southwest Harbor in a home across the street from St. Peter’s Catholic Church (down the road from my old house). She lived in Tucson for 10 years in Armory Park del Sol. She misses Tucson — especially now during winter here. I had a Wildcats sweatshirt on and she spotted me in Hannafords.”
The next email that appeared came from a friend who suggested I meet her friend who lives in Tucson part-time. Turns out her mother’s maiden name was Wilensky, plus she lives in Minneapolis. Her daughter and son-in-law, who recently had a baby, live near my son and daughter-in-law and my darling grandbaby.
Too much information? I’m curious to see who of my readers indulge me, have similar stories or some explanation for these marvelous coincidences?
Here are some possibilities:
Human beings are more closely connected than we realize.
A strange alien plant in our atrium is responsible.
Life is like The Twilight Zone.
Life IS The Twilight Zone.
In 2018, may you be happily surprised by what life brings you. May you have tons of fun, experience many powerful connections, wonder what it’s all about, and of course, be healthy and get to do what you most dream of doing. And may justice prevail.