“Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.”
― Emily Dickinson
“Arrange whatever pieces come your way.”
― Virginia Woolf
“Let me tell ya. You gotta pay attention to signs. When life reaches out with a moment like this it’s a sin if you don’t reach back… I’m telling you.”
― Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook
You know what I’m talking about. It’s the searing flash of serendipity — where people meet, words overlap, and stars align in something so brilliant with possibility that it takes your breath away.
It’s when those pieces come together as if they were simply waiting. Waiting for the perfect time to step onto the stage.
It’s experiencing the Perfect Storm — the good kind — where a critical state of affairs, that un-wanted crisis, that unsought moment, that set of circumstances that felt tight and taught and tough — that moment drives you to think in new ways, creating the fusing of unpredictable factors, creating a new direction and opportunity that you simply can’t ignore.
And you stand, toes on the brink, wondering if you dare take that step.
Because when the synapses of your experience and expertise cross and spark,
and 1 + 1 + 1 suddenly makes 111,
your moment is more than an idea.
It’s a future.
Don’t miss this.
I’ve felt that feeling so often and you describe it perfectly! A synchronicitous reminder – thank you!
Absolutely. We all miss opportunities for waiting too long. Have you ever had a great idea, then some time later, you see that someone else has taken the step? Me, too. Sometimes timing IS everything. I don’t want that regret. * Thup
Well said @Erin!
I couldn’t agree more, Erin 🙂 Regret is AWful! For most of my adult life I’ve lived with the determination of avoiding having to say “woulda coulda shoulda.” And here’s to always recognizing the opportunities when they occur! Of course, there are many we must create for ourselves, too 🙂