Convergence: the act, condition, quality or fact of converging.
It’s what came to mind when I clicked on Julia’s Blog, Defeat Despair last week.
In late December our family ventured to San Francisco in what could best be described as a bust. Mike had the week off and wanted to go somewhere with our boys. We rode the train, then a trolley followed by a long walk, only to find a line wrapped around the building of the site we had come to see: the renovated Exploratorium.
It was a big let down, though not unexpected when you live in a large, metropolitan area. Whatever you thought to do, it seems thousands of others had the same idea.
As we were leaving the City, we stopped in to see the holiday decorations on display at the Hyatt Regency, then exited into a courtyard filled with cyclamen. I took several pictures before we headed home, and planned to blog about them the following week.
When I clicked on Julia’s blog I felt that odd sense of deja vu. Her post “Actually See” featured her cyclamen photo, taken a decade earlier in the same neighborhood of San Francisco. Convergence. Julia lives in another state. We connected through a fellow blogger living in Canada. Yet here she was posting cyclamens from 2004 that seem to mirror my own the week before.
Have you had a similar experience?