Thursday, May 7, 2009

Omens

Whoa, that was some serious self-pity I laid down in that last post.

Anyway, I generally don't believe in signs and omens. If there is a God or higher power of some sort, I really think - and kind of hope - s/he's working on big problems and simply doesn't have time to toss things in my path. But desperate times evoke strange reactions to commonplace events, and so I am probably reading too much into these things:

1. It's not raining. That's a plus any time.

2. I went to get fingerprinted today for Teach For America. "That'll be $58, cash or check," says the police officer behind the desk. I choke a little, collect myself and my things, and trekk to an ATM. The previous person had left $5 in the tray. Now, I know most people aren't going to come back for $5, but I turn it in anyway.

I return to the police station and fork over the money. "Wait," she says. "Do you just need a fingerprint card? Oh, in that case it's just $6." Yessssss.

3. I saw baby triplets. Asian baby triplets. Jim and I are convinced that Asian babies are the cutest of all and it's become an inside joke with us.

These things probably mean nothing. Or maybe they do.

6 comments:

Michael Goroff said...

You turning in $5 MEANS that you are a better person than me. The $6 thing was just a coincidence. But that doesn't really matter.

How come I couldn't see your blog before today?

Caitlin Dale said...

I would bet anything that they do. ;)

Lisa said...

Michael,

No idea - Blogger is strange sometimes?

Lissy said...

seeing good things is so important. good work recognizing the good things around you!

still, i wonder - why is everything such work. i wish that joy and peace came a little more easily.

lisalisa said...

were they identical triplets? i don't believe that i have ever seen identical triplets, asian or otherwise. That would be cool :)

emily said...

1. You rock for returning $5
2. Good luck with tfa, my husband and a lot of my friends do it (I'm a normal teacher)
3. I too, have Asian baby fever