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I'm not so sure that most people my age can claim to be beyond the coincidences and little serendipities that make up life. For better or for worse, that's how people find each other in this world. We don't meet people through regularly scheduled programming; we meet through the interruptions thereof, on days when we happen to walk a different way to get to class and run into someone fabulous, or when we go into a room expecting to meet no one and come out the proud owner of someone's phone number...these things happen.
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"These things other people—they don't happen at all, in fact."
—TMBG, "She's An Angel"
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I think it's altogether too idealistic to think that one can meet someone and fall for them any other way but through these little vicissitudes.

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"She sat outside my room and howled and clawed at the turf. I couldn't work, so I married her."
—George, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
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Perhaps it seems ridiculous, but I still believe in Richard Bach's powers of coincidence as regards meeting the people who end up mattering most in one's life. Social climbing aside, most people end up getting to know those who are thrown into the social fish tank with them around the same time.

10:55 am, October 20, 2003 :: the jablog years

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