Thursday, September 06, 2007


Around this time last year I was on a train to Belfast with my friend Emma from college. The friend we were going to visit had generously sent us two first class tickets, so we had relaxed into our ridiculously over-padded leather seats and ordered several rounds of sandwiches and wine.

Maybe it was the decadent surroundings, (more likely the booze though) but our conversation took an unexpected turn - to fate. I told her that I didn't believe our lives followed a predestined path; things happen coincidentally, but it was human nature to try to find meaning in everything.

Emma was surprised. She believed quite strongly that fate played a vital part in her life, and that important events she'd experienced were meant to be. There was reason to everything, she declared. We agreed to disagree, and moved onto other things.

I'd forgotten the conversation until yesterday, when Emma sent me this article about her in The London Paper. Fate or an amazing series of coincidences? Whatever you believe, it's a fantastic story, and more importantly she's famous!!


Beccy said...

What a sweet story, you'll have to let us know when the wedding is!

Angie said...

Wow, how cool is that.

-=¦Cypher¦=- said...

Now that's what I'd call a really uncanny coincidence! Pretty sweet story, too.

Caoimhe said...

Great story, but things happen like that to people who are open to the coincidences in their lives.... nothing happens without should open your eyes more