I am a firm believer in the magic of synchronicity. You know, fate, serendipity, the secret, or whatever you want to call it. Whatever it is, I don't at all consider it chance or coincidence as I hold close the thought that all things are connected and that so much of our lives unfurl in a really "meant to be" kind of way. Yes, I'm into that kind of thing and I don't care who knows it.
Here's the perfect example of happenings that all worked together for a greater good.
A lovely and generous friend put out an email asking for some support for a photographer friend of hers who was on a mission, so to speak. See, Leah's friend Katie had a plan. She had a plane ticket to Uganda and it was going to be a chance for her to make a difference in the lives of the people there. Her thought was something that was inspired by the acclaimed documentary Born into Brothels. She wanted to give the people, but more specifically the children of this village she was visiting a voice; a way to express and empower themselves through photography. I was moved by the idea but really didn't have the resources to help out in ways she was asking. Namely photographic equipment.
About two weeks later I got an email from wonderful Susan who told me that HP offered to give me some equipment (for posting about the Everafter Photo Contest) with the request that I donate it to someone who might be in need of it. Wow. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Hello HP generosity!! Within minutes I was reminded of Leah's email and Katie's need and the next morning I gave Katie a call with the good news. I call that synchronicity at it's best.
So, Katie is soon off to Uganda to fulfill her dream and make a difference in the lives of the children she will be working with. Susan and I of course are so wanting to be involved so Susan came up with the great idea to get our children in on the project. Right up my alley! So, as Katie's kids shoot pictures of their world, our children will be shooting photos of theirs. We plan on posting some photos from Katie's trip and compare them to those that our children take. I can't wait to see what comes of it and I'm thrilled I'll get to share it with you.