Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Encouragement, and strange coincidences.

Did you ever think how weird coincidences can be?

Looking critically, Bainwen and I should never have met. Small age gap, went to college in different states, lived about 40 miles apart, different religious backgrounds and home lives, no initial point of contact.

Then, one day, a thread was posted on Snopes, and we started bouncing private messages back and forth- talking about philosophy and religion, literature and logic, Tolkien and the Bible. One thread led to another, led to a first meeting, led to a first kiss, led to falling in love.

One thread, posted on a message board. If I hadn't read it, I wouldn't be where I am. If I hadn't asked that initial question, nothing further would have happened.

Yet, I did, and she responded. We spoke, laughed at each other's jokes and dried each other's tears, and fell in love.

Now, I stand on the border of the unknown. Medical school calls to my South, and Bainwen has been looking at her MA at the same university. Culmination of two people's dreams, started with a thread on nothing.



Blogger Bainwen Gilrana said...

Truly it is an astounding string of coincidences. If people ever ask how we met, and we tell them the whole convoluted story, they probably won't believe it!

11/16/2005 8:28 AM  
Blogger Tirithien said...

I wouldn't! :-P

11/16/2005 12:48 PM  
Blogger Bainwen Gilrana said...

So, you mean I can make up a whole different story about how we met, and you'd believe that instead? Hmm.

11/16/2005 1:33 PM  
Blogger Tirithien said...

Can if you like. I was there, but that doesn't mean this makes any more logical sense. :-p

11/16/2005 2:19 PM  
Blogger Bainwen Gilrana said...

Well. Let’s see. Hmm…. Ah!

Back in the day, there were some aliens who decided they wanted to have good fun with some humans. Aliens, being of course more advanced than we are, look at us kind of like we look at puppies. Alien glurge actually features tentacle-haired alien children with pet humans.

Anyway, these aliens developed a pair of devices. The devices were designed so that when they were implanted in two different people, they would each send out magnetic/attraction vibes towards the other device, no matter how far apart the people started out. When the devices came back into close proximity, a huge load of endorphins (or the alien equivalent) would be released into the people who bore the devices, so that they would feel VERY good around the other person.

These aliens decided to implant one device in a baby girl in Florida and the other in a baby boy in Ohio. Then they sat back and watched. “Hey, let’s see how long it takes them to find each other!” All these years later, we solved the aliens’ puzzle, and we are rewarded by continuing to have endorphin rushes when we come near each other.

So, how’s that? More feasible than the real story? :-P

11/16/2005 2:50 PM  
Blogger Tirithien said...

You mean it didn't happen that way? :-D

11/16/2005 2:59 PM  
Blogger Bainwen Gilrana said...

So, if anyone asks, is that the story we're going to tell them?

11/16/2005 4:12 PM  
Blogger Tirithien said...

Sure, why not?

11/17/2005 12:46 AM  
Blogger clew said...

It's strange (and sometimes intimidating!) to think about how the slightest variances in turns or actions can redirect your whole path, leading you far away from alternates which could have been.

But - it always seems as though things work out the way they were meant. (Big grin)

If you knew me & Hub's story, you'd laugh ... and then think "Wait, didn't I see that on Jerry Springer?"

11/17/2005 7:46 AM  

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