I love coincidences. I don’t think there’s any strange incredible meaning behind them, but I just love them when they happen.
I’d like to discuss personal ones here.
Here are some of mine:
A couple of days ago I was reading the word Caesar and there was an ad for Rome on HBO and someone said it at the exact second I read the word.
My brother and sister have the same birthday (Feb. 21) but they’re not twins, and they’re both grown up and have had sons both born on September 9th, but in different years.
On a trip to London about ten years ago I was walking near Hyde Park with a girlfriend and I thought I saw someone I knew from Winnipeg in a phone booth. I couldn’t see his face but thought it was a guy I knew. I craned my neck, thinking I was being silly as we were in London and wouldn’t ya know…it was him! And I’d only introduced him to my girlfriend about two weeks before back in Winnipeg.
My name is Sean Harrison and one time at a barbecue a girl came up and asked me if I was related to Sean Harrison. I said that I was Sean Harrison and she said no I wasn’t. We ended up figuring out that she went to high school with a guy called Sean Harrison and that he looked like me enough for her to think we were related (we’re not).
One time driving from Winnipeg to Calgary I was passed on the highway by a good buddy. I caught up with him at the next McDonalds. This was in Sakatchewan…and Canada’s pretty big.
I love Back to the Future and I love that my parents got married on Saturday November 12th, 1955…which is the exact date of the Enchantment Under the Sea dance where Marty plays Johnny B. Goode and goes back to 1985…a fate that Doc posits may be the crux of the entire spacetime continuum.
That’s all I remember right now. What about you guys?