Sunday, January 03, 2010

Directional Synchronicity: A Time to Grieve

I am an intern at a hospice. When I was going through orientation, my boss gave me a copy of this book, telling me that they give it to any staff who have lost a family member. I looked through the book and thought that it would be very helpful for someone experiencing loss. I decided to order an extra one on Amazon just to have it as a gift for anyone who had lost someone. I ordered it used because it was described to be in good condition. It was sent via media mail and took weeks to arrive. The day it arrived, I was opening the package when my husband received a phone call that his grandmother died. It arrived at just the right time and I ended up giving it to my husband's aunt who was grieving the loss of her mother.

Mirror Synchronicity: It's a twin thing

My husband has sisters who are identical twins. Last fall, one of the twins moved to Okinawa. The other twin lives in North Carolina. They miss each other terribly and video chat almost every day. When I received Christmas cards from both of them, it turned out they had sent the exact same card. I had assumed that the one living in the U.S. had purchased extra cards for her sister. It turned out that was not the case. Out of the thousands of Christmas cards available, both sisters had picked out the exact same one individually.