I’m joining in, once again, on TMI Thursday, created and instigated by Shawn from Just A Jeep Guy.
If any of my answers surprise you, you must be new to my blog 🙂
In a certain way, yes. I do believe some people are just so compatible that they connect and stay connected their whole lives. In this sense, I do believe Jeffrey and I are soul mates: I can’t imagine my life without him or not being with him and it feels like he is a part of me. But I don’t think he’s the only one I can feel this way about or him, me. Some of us are fortunate enough to cross paths with people we can connect with this deeply, sometimes, more than once. Happy coincidence, but certainly not a predestined, meant to be, once in a lifetime kind of way.
5. In Miracles?
No. By definition, Miracles require divine intervention. I don’t believe in the divine, so I don’t believe in Miracles. Something may be highly unlikely or extremely improbable, but it can still happen, theoretically, and something is only “impossible” until it happens. Just because we don’t understand why or how things happened when our limited knowledge or common sense tells us it shouldn’t happen, doesn’t make it miraculous, just amazing. When we label things as miracles: surviving a car crash, getting pregnant, getting help we need when none seemed possible, recovering from a lethal disease…this stuff happens sometimes…it just doesn’t happen all the time to us. It’s not miraculous, just unexpected, unlikely, and amazing. Centuries ago, cars, airplanes, computers, most of our life saving medical procedures, and air conditioning might seem miraculous to people. What seems miraculous to us now may be common place in the future. Miracle is just a colorful way of describing mysteries we just don’t understand yet.
Not exactly. Being away from my loved ones, friends, dogs and home make me appreciate them more and miss them, but I’m not sure my fondness actually increases; it just becomes more prevalent. I don’t believe you can create or increase fondness through absence; I think you can just…cause it to surface.
Not even in a fox hole.