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AdelaideJohn1967
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Why do really random things happen?

Was sitting waiting for the bus today, girl walks up to the bus stop and somehow we started talking, then the bus comes but doesn't stop for us and keeps going... We wait for the next bus and just before that comes the girl just gets up and vanishes.... Didn't see her walk off or anything. Was the most odd thing.

She was nice too.
Feb 08 13 11:47 pm  Link  Quote 
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Stanley L Moore
Posts: 1,557
Houston, Texas, US


Did you imagine her?
Feb 09 13 12:47 am  Link  Quote 
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GH-Photography
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Brunswick, Georgia, US


Mescaline is a hell of a drug..
Feb 09 13 12:49 am  Link  Quote 
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Tropic Light
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Kailua, Hawaii, US


The random aspect is only a limited human perception.  In the broader reality, small perturbations in the data stream can and will mushroom up, and overwhelm a perceived reality: aka the Butterfly Effect.  Also, her perception of you may have been substantially different from your perception of her.

Recommended reading:  Chaos: Making a New Science, by James Gleick.   

http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/chaos-theory
Feb 09 13 01:35 am  Link  Quote 
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Gianantonio
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


AdelaideJohn1967 wrote:
Why do really random things happen?

Was sitting waiting for the bus today, girl walks up to the bus stop and somehow we started talking, then the bus comes but doesn't stop for us and keeps going... We wait for the next bus and just before that comes the girl just gets up and vanishes.... Didn't see her walk off or anything. Was the most odd thing.

She was nice too.

Just because you don't know or understand the reasons certain events take place doesn't mean they are randon events...

Feb 09 13 01:41 am  Link  Quote 
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AdelaideJohn1967
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Gianantonio wrote:

Just because you don't know or understand the reasons certain events take place doesn't mean they are randon events...

Well they seem random........

But we spent a good 30 minutes talking. She seemed like a female me.... Pulls tissues out of bag to wipe glasses but also pulls out computer junk... Little quirky stuff I do because I always have stuff in my backpack besides my wallet and keys... She ended up dropping the tissue and using her dress to try and clean her glasses.

Feb 09 13 04:07 am  Link  Quote 
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Two Pears Studio
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Wilmington, Delaware, US


Interesting. I wouldn't think twice about it. I only becomes worrysome if it becomes a pattern of behavior.

People want deep meaning in the simple. For me... deep meaning becomes a trap and keeps you occupied so you miss something else. Go deep in the moment and then be open to what's next...

Presence.
Feb 09 13 04:46 am  Link  Quote 
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AdelaideJohn1967
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Two Pears Studio wrote:
Interesting. I wouldn't think twice about it. I only becomes worrysome if it becomes a pattern of behavior.

People want deep meaning in the simple. For me... deep meaning becomes a trap and keeps you occupied so you miss something else. Go deep in the moment and then be open to what's next...

Presence.

Ah........ good advice thank you

Feb 09 13 03:57 pm  Link  Quote 
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Gianantonio
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


AdelaideJohn1967 wrote:

Well they seem random........

But we spent a good 30 minutes talking. She seemed like a female me.... Pulls tissues out of bag to wipe glasses but also pulls out computer junk... Little quirky stuff I do because I always have stuff in my backpack besides my wallet and keys... She ended up dropping the tissue and using her dress to try and clean her glasses.

They seem rare. Rare doesn't equal random.

Feb 09 13 07:32 pm  Link  Quote 
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Gabrielle Heather
Posts: 10,064
Middle Island, New York, US


Two Pears Studio wrote:
Interesting. I wouldn't think twice about it. I only becomes worrysome if it becomes a pattern of behavior.

People want deep meaning in the simple. For me... deep meaning becomes a trap and keeps you occupied so you miss something else. Go deep in the moment and then be open to what's next...

Presence.

this can happen to me at times because I am always breaking things down, however, I think it is truly important to be aware. There is a fine line. I find it is hard to go into the moment and stay JUST at the right place and pace.

Feb 09 13 08:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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Thuy Anh
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Lubbock, Texas, US


Why do things happen? :p
Feb 09 13 08:37 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jem Iredale
Posts: 1,769
Merrimac, Massachusetts, US


Maybe she hopped in her Tardis and left?
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UnoMundo
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Olympia, Washington, US


Fredrica Fisher
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Raoul Isidro Images
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


You'd be best to camp out at the bus stop if you really like her...

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Feb 09 13 08:48 pm  Link  Quote 
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AdelaideJohn1967
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Jem Iredale wrote:
Maybe she hopped in her Tardis and left?

Ah.......That's so goddamn funny

Feb 10 13 03:23 am  Link  Quote 
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AdelaideJohn1967
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Raoul Isidro Images wrote:
You'd be best to camp out at the bus stop if you really like her...

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uuuum no.

Feb 10 13 03:24 am  Link  Quote 
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Lawrence Guy
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LAKE PEEKSKILL, New York, US


I'll bet it's because God plays dice.
Feb 10 13 06:28 am  Link  Quote 
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modeled
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San Diego, California, US


lol

https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/7041440000/h54941A41/
Feb 10 13 06:47 am  Link  Quote 
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rp_photo
Posts: 42,490
Houston, Texas, US


AdelaideJohn1967 wrote:
Was sitting waiting for the bus today, girl walks up to the bus stop and somehow we started talking, then the bus comes but doesn't stop for us and keeps going... We wait for the next bus and just before that comes the girl just gets up and vanishes.... Didn't see her walk off or anything. Was the most odd thing.

She was nice too.

A Hollies song comes to mind.

Feb 10 13 07:06 am  Link  Quote 
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Digital Photo PLUS
Posts: 5,503
Lorton, Virginia, US


AdelaideJohn1967 wrote:
Why do really random things happen?

Was sitting waiting for the bus today, girl walks up to the bus stop and somehow we started talking, then the bus comes but doesn't stop for us and keeps going... We wait for the next bus and just before that comes the girl just gets up and vanishes.... Didn't see her walk off or anything. Was the most odd thing.

She was nice too.

Think of all those times when nothing unusual happened when you were waiting for the bus. Things that are more likely to happen happen more frequently than things that are less likely to happen. That doesn't mean they are random. Or that they were meant to happen.

Feb 10 13 07:35 am  Link  Quote 
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ArtisticPhotography
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Buffalo, New York, US


Was her name Keyser Soze?
Feb 10 13 08:27 am  Link  Quote 
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