What are the things that have happened in your life “by chance” this week?

Here are mine:

  • The shaman who led me in my own shaman kindergarten thirty years ago suddenly appeared as a possible friend on Facebook, and we reconnected.
  • The native american woman who led woman’s retreats which held a deep shamanic significance for me also appeared suddenly as a Facebook recommendation.
  • While visiting my daughter in Portland for the weekend, I met her neighbor who happened to have just been at the San Francisco Writers’ Conference and gave me much encouragement for my upcoming book, Carrot Seed Tea.
  • While visiting a hospice patient as a volunteer, I learned that his wife also wrote feminist historical fiction.
  • The above novel was about Hildegard of Bingen, who is a relative of our family’s exchange student also named Hildegard.