A Coincidence occurs when something uncanny, accidental and unexpected happens. The word is derived from the Latin co- (“in”, “with”, “together”) and incidere (“to fall on”). In science, the term is generally used in a more literal translation, e.g., referring to when two rays of light strike a surface at the same point at the same time.
I like the idea of “two rays of light” as a description for what’s being happening to me in the past week. First there was the coincidence of Nancy and I having strikingly similar thought patterns in our posts; quite thrilling, given that we have connected so very recently.
Then, early this morning, I was drafting a post to a friend who has also just recently moved to WordPress and is feeling a bit as if she is all alone out in a wilderness and is unsure of how to connect with fellow bloggers. What she is missing here is for her blog posts to be validated by commentary interaction.
I got a bit stuck with trying to put thoughts into words, as one does, and took my regular surfing visit to some of my favourite blogs. A tad surprised when I saw Greg’s post ‘Validation’ I was quite spooked when I read SumDumBum’s morning offering “Strange that the validation I get from a LOL or maybe a LMAO left by a totally random person should mean so much in my life.”
Heck, I sure am hoping I can obliterate the other thoughts I had this morning from my mind … I’d blush the colour of beetroot if everyone started blogging along those lines …
Ps: If you have a spare minute, please welcome my friend to WordPress: