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Haiku: A Chance Encounter

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“We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.” Fydor Dostoevsky

Haiku: A Chance Encounter - Can lead to Transformations

Haiku: A Chance Encounter – Can lead to Transformations

A chance encounter
On a journey to nowhere
Ah, zemblanity

On an early jaunt
Two souls crossed paths in a park
Sunset in their eyes

One, a palooka
Other, a weary hooker
Life … not welcomed here

Tears shared … in tandem
Woe filled stories pierce the air
Dented destinies

For any of us, a chance encounter can lead to great transformation. At least once in our lifetime, we will experience an encounter that will leave a deep impression on our psyche. While some encounters are negative and others positive, I believe that all of them present us with opportunities for growth. Even with the best effort and intentions, life brings its share of bumps and dips that create challenges, obstacles and even derailments in our lives. With those events, we are often given an exit strategy through the presence of a guide, a mentor or a sympathetic ear. We have the free choice to accept the aid or stubbornly press us with our own plans. When we look back at events that have shaped our lives, we would be wise to reflect on where our greatest help came from and to contemplate that… every chance encounter offers a lesson to be learned. The haiku shows two sides of a coin… The characters are the same, and the transformation real. Have a productive day! What transformative experience have you had in a chance encounter?

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“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.” John Milton

Haiku: A Chance Encounter - Can lead to Transformations

Haiku: A Chance Encounter – Can lead to Transformations

A chance encounter
On a journey to somewhere

On this early jaunt
Two souls crossed paths in a park
sunrise in their eyes

A transformation
Love’s healing touch found two homes
Life is … welcomed here

Smiles … in unison
Good morning greetings abound
A new day has dawned

This Haiku is pure fiction but, it takes a close look at chance encounters and their potential impact for good and bad. Whether we choose to acknowledge it or not, we do not walk this path called life … alone. At different landmarks in our journey, we experience trying moments, and each one offers us an opportunity for transformation. The shift in our personal paradigm might be tiny but, every action we take and every response we make, adds to our transformation and can help us over the abyss we believe is in front of us. Don’t despair over life’s hard knocks as they give us training wheels to help us along the path of growth. May you find love and growth and helpers along your path. Stay inspired.
This post was inspired by two WordPress Prompts:  1. Discover Challenge: Chance Encounter – For this week’s Discover challenge, you may write a personal essay or memoir, like Ann’s post, or tackle another genre. Fiction writers and poets: tell us how two characters cross paths. Artists and photographers: capture a chance encounter in a sketch or a photograph. Interpret this challenge in your own way!  To help other participants and new fans find your response in the Reader, tag your post #DiscoverWP.

Positive Motivation Tip: Even when life takes a bite out of our dreams a chance encounter can transform us. Stay hopeful!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos : Chance, Transformation, via Pixabay and/or via Wikipedia

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

11 Comments leave one →
  1. 11/05/2016 9:32 am

    I like the serendipity trio best of course!

  2. 11/05/2016 11:22 am

    So many chance encounters in life! And so many of them changing my direction. It’s much of what makes life an adventure.

  3. 11/05/2016 2:32 pm

    Me – No Haiku
    You – Know Haiku
    Thanks for the post, and the thought provoking juxtaposition.

  4. joyfelizardo permalink
    16/05/2016 7:48 pm

    Serendipity is what every travelers seek when going somewhere.

  5. Amanda Love permalink
    19/05/2016 2:59 pm

    I have had so many chance encounters and some of them have been good and some bad. You’re right, we don’t travel this world alone so it’s bound to happen.

  6. mskathykenny permalink
    29/05/2016 5:31 am

    I think chance encounters are meant to happen. Nothing is a coincidence.

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