Do you believe things always work out for the best?
Do you believe in fate?
I realize it's easy and reassuring to say, "Things will work out the way they were meant to be."
But is it true?
When I was young, I believed all the pieces of life fit together in a gigantic puzzle just the way they were meant to.
Not so much.
Bad shit happens.
Gray is the predominant color where black and white used to rule.
Good people frequently suffer.
Bad people often rise to the top.
Not always, of course – but more often than I used to believe.
Is it fate I married my husband?
Whatever happened to Mr. Electric whom I dated just prior to meeting Briefcase?
(And no, he's not on Facebook!)
Did he become the lousy husband I feared he'd be?
Or someone's Knight in Shining Armor?
Is it fair, or right, when someone with little (or no) talent becomes a success because they've got the "right" connections?
What about the uber-talented person who is never discovered?
And I mean, never ….
Dying without recognition, even posthumously.
What is all that talent about, if not to be shared?
Is it destiny my computer crashed AND my camera memory card went bad in the same week? (Okay, this might not be a life-shattering situation, but really??)
What happened to the man who drove recklessly through a stop sign and irrevocably changed my life?
Has his life gone forward perfectly, with no thought for the havoc he caused?
Do you ever think back to old lovers and/or old friends and wonder if they were in your life for a reason?
How can certain people have such a big impact,
And then POOF!
Be gone, out of your life forever ….?
Is it all random chaos?
It's so easy to say people come into your life (and leave) for a reason – but that just might be the best line of bullshit ever.
OK, now it's your turn –
Fate, destiny, whatever you want to call it –
Do you believe in it?
© Twenty Four At Heart