Letters of Life

Tag: Coincidence

A Coincidence of Cosmic Proportions

What’s the likelihood of a shootin’ star falling down to earth the same day an asteroid sideswipes Earth? Tell me, did you fall for a shootin’ star One without a permanent scar And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there? Some etymology: The root word meteor comes from the Greek meteōros, meaning “suspended… Read More ›

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The Myth That Is Mauritius

Like a carbochon embedded in a tiara of islands in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius has long been something of a myth to me. Some 40 years ago, my mother’s youngest sister married a Chinese Mauritian doctor she’d met while in nursing school in London. They settled down in Mauritius. At a time when people travelled… Read More ›

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