Coincidences

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Anyone who knows me will know how excited I can get by small coincidences.  Even the slightest thing will make me stupidly giddy and I won't be able to stop thinking or talking about it for quite a while.   I don't know if it's just that I'm easily impressed or if it's that others don't get the same excitement from coincidences that I do.  I guess it's most likely a combination of both, but today I experienced one that even Kat agreed was pretty crazy (I think her word was 'creepy' but I like crazy better).

Since today is my last day before classes start for third semester, I allowed myself to sleep in.  The weather is still amazing so I decided to take a walk down to the Iveagh Gardens since it is quickly becoming one of my favorite places in Dublin.  On my way I cut through St. Stephen's Green.  While walking through I heard the faint sounds of a band.  As a former high school band geek, I have a hard time passing up a good concert so I followed the sound.  The band was playing a song that I loved.  Every time I hear it I think, "I love this song!" but then as soon as it's over I forget what it is.  I thought to myself "I'm going to remember it this time, I swear!" But of course I didn't.

So after a wonderful day listening to a few different bands and making it to the gardens for a bit, I returned home to search for that song.  I couldn't remember the name, the tune, or any of the words.  As I'm sure you have all experienced, this is one of the most aggravating feelings in the world.  I resorted to googling all sorts of things and even scouring youtube in hopes that someone may have posted a video of the concert.  Finally I checked twitter for 'st. stephen's green' in hopes that something might come up.  I never found the song but the first tweet that appeared was a picture... of me.

Granted it was just a picture of the crowd enjoying the concert but I was closest to the camera and you would assume it was taken by a friend or something.  It's amazingly strange but it thrills me to think of how small the world really is and how many crazy coincidences happen every day.  If I didn't care about that song (or if I had finally remember which one it was!) I would never have checked twitter and I would have never found that random picture of myself.  It turns out that the person who tweeted it happens to be a producer for RTÉ and has over 2500 followers which makes it even more strange.

It really is so easy to make my day.

Just enjoying myself in the park! (source)

2 comments:

  1. thats absolutely mental!! hilarious! but you missed a FANTASTIC day out at the 40 foot swimming and sunning... and drinking....

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  2. that is amazing!! i feel the same way, i love coincidences, big or small... :) miss you this weekend!

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