Coincidence? It abounded last week. As I said in the previous blog, I was meeting up with an old university chum, Steve. The lunch was good enough to blog about, and I copied it to the owner )who shook hands before we left)
Next e mail:
Thanks for that – strangely I went to Uni at Newcastle too – studied Agriculture, can you tell!
See you soon,
So I replied when we had been there – and I knew a Gerry, and and and – you can guess what is coming!
Yes – we had drunk together, sung together, partied and went to the same degree ceremony.
How strange is that? We didn’t recognize each other (last seen in 1978…) and I suppose the context didn’t help recognition. Of all the ale houses in all the world to choose as a meeting place…well, it felt wonderfully positive and a powerful coincidence to me – and fortuitous in the extreme.
(Sorry Gerry – splendid pub restaurant – not ale house….!)
The acquaintance now renewed will be continued, I am sure.