May 6, 2010

I believe in fate. I do. I can’t help it. Life has demonstrated too much whimsy, too much unmistakable coincidence and unbelievable conclusion for me to not regard the universe as delicately woven fabric, likely to express itself with divine serendipity when you least expect it.

I even suspect, on some level, there are some people we are tethered to on this journey, strange characters we will experience again and again, without any real understanding of why that is.

And I like this. This certain lack of control I sense over life lends my world a ethereal beauty, and larger purpose.

But that being said, I do believe there are things we can control. I do believe there is a difference between fate and the interpersonal connections we create and foster.

And mostly I think thatwhile a certain lack of control, a certain perspective on our smallness in the largeness of so much elusive universal order, can be comforting, it should not be a crutch.

It is important to exert the control you can over making your life what you wish. You only have the ability to choose so many things, but more often than not you can choose who you share your life with and who you trust and love. You can walk away, and you can say hello. And if you create a web of characters in your life so difficult to untangle they are practically knotted, you best hope there isn’t also a web of lies obscuring the knots you should probably atleast try to untie.

1 comment:

Mischief Maker said...

Oooh, I really like this.