So I’m sitting at the Caribou and the guy to my left looks awfully familiar. I think it’s Kris from Angstident Prone. I checked his blog and pics and I’m almost positive it’s him.
1) It’s him. Small world.
2) And he lives in the same building as Ron which means Ron is going to flip out since Kris is a fellow PWB – Pasty White Boy. Plus he has dreamy blue eyes.
3) And to think I just saw a movie with NoFo last night.
I seem to be in a zone like that now.
4) One of the girls in the dance program from school had Michael as an acting teacher and so when Michael sent to his newsletter my alert about domain hijacking she totally flipped out seeing my name. I’ve been in nexuses – nexii? – like this before where the world collapses and there’s maybe a dozen people in existence and you keep running into them.
5) And then I got an email from a fan of my blog that wants to take me to dinner next time he’s in town on business. He tells everybody he knows to read my blog. Wild.
I’m thinking about choosing the top 8 clients and colleagues that have really helped me grow my business this year and sending them a special holiday goody box of some sort.
Oh. It’s nexuses – pronounced necks-us-seez.
That reminds me of when I did my StrengthsQuest profile where one of my key themes was Connectedness:
Things happen for a reason. You are sure of it. You are sure of it because in your soul you know that we are all connected. Yes, we are individuals, responsible for our own judgments and in possession of our own free will, but nonetheless we are part of something larger. Some may call it the collective unconscious. Others may label it spirit or life force. But whatever your word of choice, you gain confidence from knowing that we are not isolated from one another or from the earth and the life on it. This feeling of Connectedness implies certain responsibilities. If we are all part of a larger picture, then we must not harm others because we will be harming ourselves. We must not exploit because we will be exploiting ourselves. Your awareness of these responsibilities creates your value system.
It’s true. I don’t think it’s airy-fairy or an article of faith. I think it is simply the way the universe works. Now do I sound as scary at the little girl on the preview for CNN’s special on evangelicals that says Jesus died to save me – that’s all I need to know?
I do think that every action that you take in your life affects everyone else – that’s why I abhor love stories where it’s 2 people so self-involved that they don’t notice the world around them.