I forgot to mention the other day how I had such a lovely time with my mom by the sea - we've hardly ever spent time together (just her and I) since I left home decades ago, so it was long overdue.
We got to talking about the past, about my parent's divorce, my dad and a bunch of other stuff. The sequence of events and the events themselves.
I found out a lot of stuff I had no idea about and it led me to wonder: what if?
What if one thing, one little thing in your past hadn't happened or if the timing of that thing had been different, what would your life be like today?
A missed bus leading to a missed chance encounter? A word not spoken, leading to a misunderstanding and heartache? A job offer accepted, leading to one life and not the other? An accidental pregnancy or miscarriage? Attending one school and not the other? Answering that phone in the middle of the night?
One little thing... changes the entire sequence of events that follow.
You would not be here, you would not have the life you have now if things had unfolded in any different way down to the smallest of details back then.
Good, or bad?
/end of Ponderings post/