Sunday, April 10, 2011

Has It Ever Happened to You. . .

I've spent the last week thinking about two people in particular, old friends I haven't seen in a long time. One is Miriam, and I was thinking about her because I wanted to ask her for about her Pesach cleaning crew, and the other is Petruska, a friend from school who I hadn't seen in quite a while.

As I ride my bike to school at least twice a week (okay, ride to the train station, then to the bus stop, then to my bike locker), I wanted a land route for when class runs long on a weekday night. That means a street route to the Union Station from CSULA. Making a long story short, that meant a trip to the Automobile Club of Southern California, or AAA.

As a member, I get free maps and all kinds of discount services. But they moved, and I didn't know that when I showed up in the parking lot of their last place of resident. Who should be in the parking lot also? Miriam. Got the low down on her cleaning crew, and drove away amazed at how Providence had put us two together in so unlikely a place. And she knew the address of the current AAA office.

Petruksa, on the other hand, is a CSULA student I met riding the bus, and since we saw each other often last year, I was just wondering how she was doing. But I didn't have to wonder very long, because there she was last Wednesday, getting on my bus to campus. I was sure she had forgotten me, but alas, she had not.

Chalk it up to the power of positive thinking, but these two people came into my life again because I wanted them to. Kinda creepy, but very cool. Thank you G-d. You rule. Obviously.

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