One of the most wonderful experiences in life is the impossible happening. Perhaps it is an amazing coincidence or an incident that defies the laws if time and space; perhaps it is an unexpected moment of fame; maybe it is a miraculous cure or a cheat of death that should never have been able to happen.
Whatever the circumstances it seems that most people have had at least one impossible happening in the narrative of their lives, whether real or imagined. I think that such happenings are at base romantic. We yearn for them, seek them out and even create them because in romance – in the broad sense of the word – we find meaning that affirms the richest parts of our humanity.
The luckiest among us might experience an impossible happening that is romantic to the core. I had such an impossible happening a few years ago and as it turns out it is an Adirondack story. » Continue Reading.