Kismet, or playing chess with two Queens

Kismet, or playing chess with two Queens

Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don’t find out til too late that he’s been playing with two queens all along.
Terry Pratchett

The Seventh Seal
The Seventh Seal

Sometimes it feels that way. Even when it’s good. But then you don’t mind it so much.

Some things are “truly meant to be” as Sally and Jack sang to each other.  I teased my husband on an email list (the SF Goth List– oh so long ago, wow something is still there!). Then a year later, after IMing with him and each of us talking the other through some HORRID relationships…he moved to SF. He walked in the door and I thought “I’m going to marry him.” That scared me so badly I ran back in my room because I never intended on getting married again. 1 1/2 years later I was. And it’s been 13 years, 1 Child and many cats. And  it was all just odd and unexplainable.

And recently I left a really bad situation. Just insanely bad from top to bottom. Chock full of crazy, angry and weird. It had gotten so bad that I was going to do something I never did–leave without having something else lined up. And I did. And 5 hours later I had something else that has been eye opening. And it has lead to even more amazing things. And I love doing so much I literally laugh out loud on my way in, even on Monday morning.

And once, I gave something away on Freecycle to someone who would later become an important friend in my life–in our family’s life. And years after meeting and getting to know her a bit, we found out she ran the Anime Festival our daughter was interested in. And then we volunteered to help. Which improved the skills I had to such a degree that I was able to parlay that into many jobs!

Some might say it is being in the right place at the right time—but I think there’s a bit of magic involved.


  1. Liz

    Sometimes sticking your neck out is the best thing. If you don’t ever take a chance, you never let the door to the unexpected open.

    I tried commenting on Justice but for some reason kept getting an error message. I used to think the law was about justice, but now I know that’s not true. I want to believe in karma. I try to be kind, not for some grand vision, but because you never know what battles a person is facing.

    Liz at Bead Contagion

  2. Christine

    I love this! Too bad it’s only in hindsight that we see how it’s all connected. How I would love to be able to consciously be in the right place at the right time! I could really use some of that energy now.

    So glad that things on the work front are so good! It can make such a huge difference, since we spend so much freaking time at work.

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