Coincidence

29 Sep

In our blog and conversation class at the Day Worker Center, we discussed coincidences.  This was written by Bernardo.

English below Spanish.

La vida es curiosa.  Hace muchos anos – aproximadamente 20 años trabajaba en Chile, en la Universidad Católica de Chile en la Facultad  de matematicas, en Simbologia Especializada.  Hoy dia veinte años despues, paseando por la ciudad de San Francisco en camioneta, mirando, observando, de pronto me parecio conocer a una persona que estaba en un taller de artesania, me sorprendio mucho, porque a pesar de haber pasado mucho tiempo, mas viejo, con barba e irreconocible, lo reconoci, era aquel estudiante de fisica y  quimica de la Facultad de Matematicas, felizmente nos reconocimos y a ambos nos parecio increible el habernos encontrado  veinte años mas tarde.  Curioso, no??, coincidencia.  Es increible la vida, cierto?  Long time ago!!  Que  te parece a ti? La vida nos da sorpresas.

Life can be strange. Many years ago—about 20—I worked in Chile, in the Universidad Catolica math department, in specialized symbology. Just the other day, now twenty years later, I was in San Francisco in a van, looking, observing, and suddenly I recognized someone who was selling crafts along the street. I was very surprised. The person had been a physics and chemistry student at the math department. Happily we recognized each other,(even though he has a beard now) and it was incredible for both of us to have run into each other twenty years later. Weird? Coincidence. Life is amazing, right? Such a long time ago! What do you think? Life is always surprising us.

One Response to “Coincidence”

  1. alejacha September 29, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

    Fantástico! Realmente la vida nos brinda tantas situaciones similares. Kind of a 6 degrees of separation!
    Alejandra

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