“There is an odd synchronicity in the way parallel lives veer to touch one another, change direction, and then come close again and again until they connect and hold for whatever it was that fate intended to happen.” Ann Rule
This quote made me think of my wonderful hair stylist, Melissa. We met many years ago when I dropped by a local Great Clips to take advantage of their $5 haircuts. Melissa and I talked for only a short time; my haircuts usually only take 20 minutes. I paid her and went on my way.
Then just a few years ago, I decided to try to find a hair salon to get my hair cut. Usually I shy away from salons as I usually get charged $40+ for my simple haircut. Seemed a silly waste of money when I could get the same cut with the same results at Great Clips or Cost Cutters. I took advantage of a local Groupon for a hair salon and by some twist of fate, the stylist hosting the deal was Melissa.
It took us about 10 minutes to realize that she had cut my hair before. Before the end of the cut, we realized we had a lot in common and were well on our way to being friends. And by the end of the cut, I knew I needed to keep Melissa as my stylist.
Fate has a funny way of introducing us to new people. It’s happened a lot over the last several years. Friends have come into my life that I can’t imagine living without. They add something magical to my life and my well-being. After years of not having many friends, it seems like such a grown up thing to have friends that I can do things with at (somewhat) a moments notice.
May 16, 2009 at Noelridge Park in Cedar Rapids, IA with a Fujifilm FinePix Z5fd.