Tuesday, March 29, 2011

All Roads Lead to the Chateau



Does everything happen for a reason? I'm just wondering this morning because one of my houseguests broke her tooth last night. She's still coming - she's probably at the airport or on her way right now. It's possible - likely, actually - that she will be sitting in the dentist's chair upstairs at the chateau tomorrow or Thursday. I hope I can get her in to see my friend, client, dentist and upstairs neighbor Larry, who is the most awesome dentist ever, also tall, dark and handsome, smart, generous and wonderful.

I wanted my visitors to meet Larry and his wife Susan (who is a whole bunch of wonderful also) but given how quick the Cherry Amour visit will be, and the busy busy lives of Larry and Susan, I couldn't quite figure out how to get them all together - funny - since Larry and Susan work and live upstairs. It is not a matter of the logistics of space, but rather the logistics of time.

But apparently my houseguest is meant to meet at least Larry and his wonderful staff of workers upstairs. Otherwise, why would she break a tooth, on a piece of pizza, the night before her arrival here at the chateau?

I don't believe in a rational universe in general. I think reason has its place, but can not account for most of what goes down. I "see" patterns, I can connect the dots no matter what the occasion, but am never totally convinced that those connections are logical or rational.

This, though - well, wow. I'm sorry my dear one broke her tooth, but if you're going to break a tooth right before a journey, the bes possible scenario is to be travelling here to see me.

You can't make this stuff up!

13 comments:

ellen abbott said...

clearly she was meant to meet Larry. who breaks a tooth on pizza?

Reya Mellicker said...

I know! She's a healthy woman who takes care of her teeth. I was hoping she would get to meet Larry but because the visit is so short, and Larry and Susan are so busy, I assumed it could not happen.

Val said...

spooky but great - I wonder whats next. Does that sign in the window of your photo say "stop appletrees on 12th"? if so what does it mean?

janis said...

Wow! on pizza? Once my crown loosened while eating a Pop Tart. Scared me to death as it sliced my tongue as well and quite frankly, I thought I had bitten into a Pop Tart with a hidden razor. It was just a coincidence but to this day I am afraid of Pop Tarts.
I do hope that all things happen for a reason. I am trying so hard to understand some things in my life and the only way through some is that I believe there is a reason.. perhaps God needs me to experience this to make me stronger or better? Or maybe I am the example for others to see what NOT to do?

Kerry said...

I have been catching up on your last week or so of posts; how I love to see your photos of the blossoms in DC at this time of year. Heavenly! Even-or maybe especially-touched with snow.
Your dentist/friend sounds awesome. I've never known a dentist quite like that.

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Yep, I agree with Ellen. It was meant to be. What an ouch to have this happen just before a great trip!

Angela said...

You haven`t solved the Appletree-Riddle!
You are surely right, no one could invent the crazy stories that Life is thinking up!

Gary said...

I'm interested to see where this leads. It's much more comforting to think that things happen for a reason. Pizza isn't generally a tooth breaker but bagels will get you everytime (at least they got me - twice!) Hope your visit with them is magical.

steven said...

more evidence that everything happens when why and how it should which is sort of cool and not very spooky really. unpacking the whens whys and hows is so very fun and leads to good questions and insights!! big joy is on its way!!! steven

Linda said...

I hope the dentist and his Susan, Jo, Linda and you have an awesomely awesome time together!!! The blossoms are spectacular, much Like i expect your visit will be. Have fun, dance and be merry!!! It was meant to be.

lines n shades said...

on a pizza ?...this is definitely meant to be.

Jo said...
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Jo said...

Yes, it was definitely meant to be.

Yes, I take care of my teeth.

Yes, my dentist was very sorry she couldn't see me at 9 pm the night before I flew in.

Yes, I was thrilled to meet Larry (and subsequently, Susan and their friends).

NO NO NO, you CAN'T make this stuff up!