This morning I came to the realization that the Universe is constantly trying to balance itself out. I’m sure I’m not the first person to think about it nor will I be the last. (I’m pretty sure there was a Seinfeld episode about it, although I didn’t watch Seinfeld). Regardless, the Universe is always trying to; as The Matrix put it, balance the equation. Some good stuff happens, some bad stuff happens, it’s all relative.
This idea hit me a little hard this morning though as I was thinking about my lousy luck with the fairer sex. I was grumbling to myself as I walked along the city sidewalks when for no real reason I looked up and my eyes caught the eyes of a young woman walking toward me from the opposite direction. Our eyes met and I could have sworn there was a sonic boom, or a thunderclap. Maybe lightening streaked across the sky at that very moment.
We were both sort of visually stunned to have caught each other’s attention and we lingered for a second. However, since the Universe must keep things in balance and in motion neither of us were unable to stop in the great cattle flow of people to explore this monumental moment. We passed each other. I wondered, “What the heck was that thud in my chest?”
As I rounded the corner I thought I should turn right around and find that girl and ask her if she felt that… thing, that something in the air. I immediately started to doubt that was the appropriate action to take. I would probably come off like a crazy person. But then I started to wonder if it would seem bold and sort of sexy. Then I remembered I’m hardly sexy or all that bold. By the time I completed thinking about how the scenario would work out if I did turn around to talk to her I had already walked to the front entrance of the building I work in.
So the Universe in its unseeing attempts at fairness and parity decided to teach me a lesson in cosmic love. I think the lesson is, while two great bodies may feel an uncontrollable magnetic, gravity driven attraction to each other, their collision would be disastrous and could destabilize the entire Milky Way. Or maybe, in simpler terms, these two bodies just weren’t destined to run into each other in any real way and it’s was probably for the best.
I can’t say I fully agree with the Universe’s logic, but then, it has no logic, just cause and effect attempting to stay in harmony and balance. I sure would have liked to meet her though. She was very pretty and had a wonderful sense of style. She could walk well in heels and seemed to have an effortless grace about her. I can only wonder if she felt the, “vah-voom”, in her chest when our eyes met or if she was thinking as she looked at me a la` The Princess Bride, “Dear God, what is that thing?”
Que Sera, Sera.