The Wonder of Synchronicity

jennybooksyn·chro·nic·i·ty
ˌsiNGkrəˈnisədē/
noun
  1. 1.
    the simultaneous occurrence of events that appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.
    “such synchronicity is quite staggering”
    A funny thing happened yesterday as I lie in bed attempting to nap. As I recover from knee replacement surgery (it was only last Tuesday!), my mind went to a story idea. I have often thought of writing letters to my 17 nieces and nephews, since they are the closest things to children I’ll ever have. Just personal little notes telling them what I love about each individual, why I am so proud of them, etc.
    Then it occurred to me, maybe writing the letters in a book form would make a good novel!
    But I wouldn’t want to embarrass my niblings, so I considered switching out their names for similar yet fictitious ones ( Tarin becomes Karin, Traci becomes Staci, etc).
    After being unable to get comfortable, I decide to go down and play Boggle with a group of online friends like I normally do in the afternoons. One of my dear boggle buddies is a lovely Englishwoman I’ll call J. As we Boggle, we also chat and she tells me she has just watched the movie, Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Burrows. She says she has read the EPISTOLARY NOVEL years ago.
    Just moments before I was considering writing an epistolary novel and she mentions it!  (Definition of epistolary novel is one written in a series of letters, by the way).  How bizarre of a coincidence is that?!
    Anyway, I haven’t blogged in awhile (this healing is taking a lot of my time and energy), but such synchronicities always leave me flabbergasted. I like to think of them as good signs, don’t you?
    And as I heal from this surgery, I can use all the good signs I can get.
     Hope this little post made you smile!

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