Wednesday, February 17

Four Coincidences On A Day Out In Truro

Truro, CornwallCoincidences seem to happen when we embrace life, get about and do things. At least that's what I find. If we sit tucked away from the world at large, down in the dumps and negative, then not much happens.

I don't mean that dramatic coincidences or synchronicity will occur every day - though they might! Sometimes small happenings can also be interesting. Here's an instance of four which happened in one day at Truro - when my wife and I were out and about.

Firstly I had an hospital appointment. Nothing serious just a visit for a check up at the Dermatology Department. I was delayed at the hospital, they seemed to be all behind schedule. I finally left, after my appointment, about an hour later than expected.

As I did so there was my son and his fiance heading for the maternity department and I had the good news that I was to be a granddad! I was thrilled. They had kept it all secret so obviously I was 'meant' to see them.

My wife had dropped me off at the hospital and had then gone into the nearest town centre, Truro (photo top right), to look round the shops. I phoned her to pick me up and she said she had just that minute got back to the car as her phone rang, she would be with me in ten minutes. So that was two 'coincidences'.

flowers pink azaleaWe then decided to see a friend who lived quite near the hospital. She was home and we chatted away for about an hour. I asked her if she still had the same lady gardener - whom she had told us about previously - as her garden was looking nice. She confirmed she did but said she wasn't due a visit from her for another couple of days. The door bell rang and - yes, it was her gardener who popped in on the off chance. So that's three coincidences.

The gardener came in for a coffee and we all got talking.

It turned out that the gardener was originally from my old home town (300 miles away). Of course we had places of interest to talk about, changes that had been made and so on. I found out, for example, that the Police Station where I worked after leaving college is now a coffee bar and restaurant. That's four coincidences in a day.

If we had stayed home in our living room we would have missed those 'magical' moments. You might say that they aren't very spectacular coincidences but they helped brighten our day. It shows an indication of how everything fits together and how we can receive all sorts of information.

Let the universe take the strain.

Further Reading:
10 Coincidence Or Synchronicity Examples

Photos: Flowers: Mike Perry 2010 and Truro: West Country Views


  1. I love synchros like these that hum along throughout a given day. When it happens, I always feel like I'm on the right track, in the groove.

  2. Trish and Rob: Agreed - some days can be special but I often find that things are cyclical, which means some days are coincidence droughts.

  3. I think you just created a cool a
    phrase - coincidence droughts.

    I get the oddest word verifications here. This one? atrap. A trap? Coincidence droughts are a trap? Or we feel trapped when they happen?

  4. I agree - if we just stay inside we miss a lot of possibilities!


  5. Anonymous16:23

    Ha, I was going to post a comment saying almost exactly what Rob & Trish already said, what a coincidence! :)

    Great post, loved your concluding thoughts. Glad to have 'met' you folks out here in cyberspace.

  6. Trish and Rob, Blogitise, teapotshappen: Many thanks for the comments. Rob & Trish, that's a bit too deep for me! I echo what teapotshappen said, "Glad to have 'met' you folks out here in cyberspace."