do you believe in destiny? in fate? or in chance meetings? what about love? sure these words are thrown around and not taken seriously but something makes me wonder about them. there is no defined answer for any of these. for love, its when you have butterflies in your stomach or a rapid heart beat. the best one has to be: "when you're in love, you'll just know". for someone not in love, thats the worst thing to hear, asking "BUT HOW DO YOU KNOW?"
what has sparked these thoughts? graduation and this year's yearbook. the first page is filled with a little thing called chance. there are 7 continents, about 195 countries in the world, 50 states, 21 counties in NJ, and hundreds of towns to live in. but by some grace, you have landed in either little falls, totowa or west paterson. who says your best friend is the best person you'll ever meet? how is it that the person who knows you best, makes you laugh and supports you when you cry just happened to be in the same town or near by? its wonderful we've all found best friends but couldn't we do the same, say, if we were in missouri? canada? whats the chance you meet the person who has stolen your heart in one of your high school classes? this is complete craziness people!
chance is so undependable yet it is everywhere and we build our lives around it. coincidences? miracles? call it what you may, its everything and nothing at the same time. you walk down the hallway and of 1,000 plus kids, you just happen to see the boy you have a crush on? and what about meeting again, after moving apart? i've read (what a creep!) that there is a "love destiny" inwhich love brings together and pulls apart people. i don't neccessarily (spelling?) believe in this but its a comfortable thought. just think, the person you felt so deeply for might just return. its a nice la-la land situation. i'm no realist, nor do i live in illusions but somewhere in the middle, where sometimes reality is just too crazy and you need to think of a better world. but meeting again, thats a nice thought. would you still be crazy for the other person? and what if the other person had moved on. here you are, an awkward second meeting, with a lop-sided relationship. the world works in mysterious ways.
so what is my conclusion? i'll pull a trick like those shows that are sometimes on the discovery channel or history channel "Is there really a loch ness monster?" and say "we dont know right now, could be, could not be. we'll tell you later, just keep watching" and say i know nothing more about love or destiny or chance meetings than i did before, only now i just feel a little sad. so congrats class of 2009, enjoy it while it lasts,
whatever IT is.