Yesterday, August 12, was the 5th anniversary of my brother, Sean's passing. Last year on that date, I was working at Pat Mekrut's (River Shore Builders) project on Coe Ave.. That morning, I made note of Sean's passing on FB, before going to work. Later that day, I sat in the van for a break and absentmindedly pushed the power window button for the passenger side window. That window hadn't worked for months. But, seemingly miraculously, it worked, then! It has worked ever since.
A further mysterious unfolding of events: I hadn't seen Pat since his father's funeral, three years prior. Fred Mekrut, who died on July 10, 2010, was my best friend and the older brother I never had. On or about that date in July '13, I pulled off of RT 9 and decided to check out the commercial building going up at Coe Ave. (I never bothered with commercial jobs) Guess who the builder was; Fred's son, Patrick. At the time, I needed work and Patrick needed my services.
In my mind, these events, coupled with other extraordinary events that continue happening in my life, are evidence of the outside forces that play an integral part of our lives. There is just too much coincidence for it all to be coincidence.