[Image credit: Carlos Ponto]

I’ve always believed in fate — when you’re in the right place at the right time.  Or even when you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time.  My parents, married for almost 64 years before my mother passed away, probably wouldn’t have met had they not gone to the same high school.  When I was enrolled at ASU, I ran into a few amazing women who are now priceless friends.  Are these fated examples, or more along the lines of consequences of deliberate choices?  If my grandparents had chosen to live somewhere else, my mother would have been in a different school district.  If I had attended college years earlier, I would have run across another cast of characters.  I have to wonder if my parents may still have met under differing circumstances, or if I would’ve become close to these women if I hadn’t decided to attend college later in life.  Maybe it’s a combination of both fate and consequences.

So which one do you believe in?