Tuesday, 1 July 2008
SERENDIPITY, OR SYNTHESIS, DOESN'T MATTER THEY ARE BOTH GREAT
Don't know whether the right word is serendipity or synthesis.
Doesn't really matter, they are both great words and both seem to be happening to me right now.
For the last two years I've had one sentence about me on Friends Reunited. I've not done anything with it. I've ignored the couple of people who've tried to get in touch with me. Mainly cause they were in my sister's year in school and I didn't know them.
I have ignored all the endless stream of communications that F.R. have sent me, got enough to do keeping up with blogging, and not doing that very well at the moment!!
Anyway on Sunday I got another mail shot from them, telling me that FR was now a free service. I had an idle moment and looked at it. Updated my sentence and added one more about going to Devon. And then thought damn it I'll put my photo up.
After all my picture is now on MSN, Sykpe, facebook,and was on my old blog a lot, so why not another one! Oh I'm so vain (don't go there, not another song title really!!)
So Monday morning whilst eating my cereals( as if anyone cares what I eat for breakfast on a Monday morning!) prior to going to work I check my emails.... and ..... there was a message for me from FR..... My best friend from school when I was 14 years old had contacted me!
I haven't seen or heard from her since we were 15 years old. She and I went to our first concert together to see the Beach Boys in Birmingham Odeon in 1968. She used to have great parties at which we'd play spin the bottle, for a true, dare or kiss. Or postman's knock. I got to snog (kiss) all the boys in my class at school courtesy of her parties.
And what's more....SHE LIVES IN DEVON!!! about half an hour from where I want to live, in the city I'm most likely to get work in. Serendipity or what!!!
Since Sunday, and it's only Tuesday now have exchanged almost a dozen emails. We are both so excited about finding each other. She recognised my photograph, she says I look exactly the same as I did when I was 15. Her first words to me were... 'It is you'.... what more is there to add to that.
Except wouldn't mind the lad I adored in school and have always thought about over the years to get in touch with me... but that's just being greedy!!!
Picture is of Dartmoor near Haytor Rocks