Thursday, March 4, 2010


Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events that are apparently causally unrelated occurring together in a meaningful manner. To count as synchronicity, the events should be unlikely to occur together by chance. So tell me if this situation fits:

I have been passing another bicycle commuter on a regular basis for several months. It is always in the same place, along Catalpa with me heading west and him to the east. After many months of casual nods and waves we finally happened to be on the same side of the road at an intersection so we stopped to talk. His name is Jamie.

It wasn’t enough of a coincidence that we both ride our bikes to work at the same time. Nor that he wears the same style outfit, high viz jacket and black tights. Turns out he is also in his mid 30’s (alright I’m late but same difference). He has also ran ultramarathons. More specifically, he ran the first OT100 last year! This is the race I intend to run.


  1. If he were a woman, I would have thought about it. Not done it of course. Married and all, you know.