(Happy sigh). A guy I recently dated enjoyed pointing out my odd little quirks and bringing them up later in a slightly teasing manner. He got really good at this quickly. It didn’t bother me immediately but it probably would have annoyed me later down the line. I certainly didn’t pick on him for his oddities! One of these quirks was that he mentioned that I “love a good story”. This was after I was telling him about a funny coincidence in my life. I really couldn’t tell if he were being complimentary or attempting to shame me. (“Attempt” is the key word, as you’ve pointed out, sometimes I am a little shameless). But I do love a good story! Most people do and if they don’t I feel sorry for them. It’s another one of those things that makes this life bearable.
I think you and I are constantly peering at life through this little telescope and when we find a very good coincidence, we marvel at it, much like a shooting star. We also record these findings in our notebooks or rush off to tell each other. The image above is the shooting star Mira, who is only a couple of light years away. Practically our neighbor! The image comes from this Science Blogs where you can learn everything you ever needed to know about shooting stars!
PS – I’m glad this one has the I.M seal of approval. She approved of the last one but I thought she was a little off the mark. All of this is of course me judging from 5,000 miles away so I suppose she does have a slight advantage.