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synchronicity
    #1714601 - 07/14/03 04:20 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

My wife, having recently resigned from her job and with time on
her hands, was browsing the local online arts listings. 10 or 15
down, in the listings, was a model call from a body painting
artist who wanted to make a book of photographs. She replied, he
replied, at which point she asked my opinion of the venture. I
said that at least I'd like to meet him first, so she arranged to
meet the artist in a cafe.

The body painter's name, in the email, was John (NHBCTPTI).
We arrived at the cafe. Walked in. My wife was definitely
confused by my reaction when we caught sight of the artist:

"JOHN!!!!?"

In mid 1999 I lived in New York, opposite coast to where I am
now. We live in the north of the bay area, about as far north as it is
possible to be without making the city totally inaccessible. In
early 1999, in Manhattan, I worked for three months at a small
multimedia company which set up live broadcasts of music events
on the web. There was an accountant/bookkeeper there called John.
One and the same - we'd been friends, hanging out on a relatively
regular basis. The company had gone through a series of
buyouts, eventually ditching most of its staff summer of 2002.
John and his wife had sat around for three months attempting to
find work. His wife attended a wedding at a wine estate near the
area we live; there was a great house for rent which seemed like
a mansion for the price, compared to their brooklyn digs. They
moved around Christmas. He had no idea I was out here, since we'd
lost touch summer of 2000, and so we'd neither of us had any idea
that we lived so close to each other. He certainly wasn't a body
painter in those days, and I had not yet met my wife, who lived
on the west coast. John and I had never discussed wanting to live
in CA.

Think of the odds here for a minute. My wife replying to an
anonymous ad online which corresponded to her arts interests
roped me into meeting the artist because of (basically) my
insecurity about the situation. I'd known John in another era of
my life (having gone through a change of vocations, and having
become married in the meantime), 3500 miles away. He decided to
move to this area because of a wedding that his wife attended. He
got into body painting because he decided to try a new avenue or
artistic impulse while unemployed. This was his *first* time
advertising online; this was my wife's *first* reading of the
arts listings (at least, in several months.)

This has to be what Jung was talking about with synchronicity.
What does it mean? Does it mean anything? Perhaps those of you
who have a few decades of experience more than mine can tell me:
is this the kind of thing that happens often to you? Or is it
a statistically likely literally once in a lifetime coincidence?



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InvisibleSclorch
Clyster

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 07/13/99
Posts: 4,805
Loc: On the Brink of Madness
Re: synchronicity [Re: somebodyelse]
    #1714962 - 07/14/03 06:08 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Dude, I was just gonna post something about synchronicity!!!!
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Okay... I'm lying.


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OfflineStrumpling
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Registered: 10/11/02
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Re: synchronicity [Re: somebodyelse]
    #1715985 - 07/14/03 10:22 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Novelty, my friend :wink:

It will continue to overwhelm, simulate, mystify, and excite us.


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