something fairly unusual happened to me today; a few months ago i noticed that my friend count on facebook was beaming well over 1500 – i scanned through them and decided to delete anyone i truly didn’t know – acquaintances that i simply don’t want to be ‘friends’ with – & people that i simply would not say hi to if i ever saw out in the streets
a familiar name pops up in my facebook chat this afternoon – someone i have never actually had a conversation with – we have no REAL mutual friends, because facebook doesn’t count, however we did attend the same high school, i guess i figured there was no real reason to delete him off fbook – how we became friends on there in the first place is still a mystery.
he brought up one of my status’ and decided it was fair game for him to propose a read – a good one, an excerpt from a book, which i now cannot wait to purchase – – “stumbling on happiness”
i awaited the link curiously and could not wait to start reading. where did this come from?
its crazy, completely out of the blue, and so unexpected – it was exciting, it felt really nice. this last month has been rather crappy, and the words from this text put things in perspective for me.
i don’t know him, this guy that decided it was okay to start a conversation with me, he didn’t even say hi – it was just an automatic thing, like he just had to get it out of his system to pass this book on to me
as retarded as this may sound – my whole ‘everything happens for a reason’ bullshit theory – mindfucks the shit out of me
— i went out to lunch with my bestfriend this afternoon – and i told her about some of the coincidences i have been running into – signs, good signs i guess – and i’m taking this one as another.
a few favorites from the book:
another one of my best friends suggested a movie today – i think of the word all the time – serendipity
i’ve never heard of the movie, but i can’t wait to watch it
“we may live at the fulcrum of reality and illusion, but most of us don’t know our own address”