Friday, June 11, 2010

"Excuse me, but don't I know you from somewhere?"


It's Friday night, and as I continue my journey with you, my fellow travelers, while pursuing the A-merry-can dream, there is so much that I could be blogging about:

Racism in Indy. Africa hosting the World Cup and all the issues, both internal and external that comes with the turf. BP still acting the fool. And, speaking of the World Cup and BP; like a well scripted play, the A-merry-cans and the Brits face off tomorrow on the World Cup pitch.

But of all the stories that t I could be blogging about, none fascinates me more than one coming out of the state of Florida.

"Alex and Donna Voutisinas of Boynton Beach, Fla., met and fell in love at work, and they were about to get married when they realized they had crossed paths before ... as kids at Disney World.The couple was looking through old family pictures for their wedding video when they came across a picture of a then 5-year old-Donna and her brothers at Disney World and realized Alex's dad was pushing him in a stroller in the background, WPTV.com reports. At the time, Donna's family had just moved to Florida from New York, and Alex's family lived in Canada."It's unbelievable," Donna says. "I still get chills to this day."

Wow! Talk about Karma! My spirituality meter is really low, but this story gives me the chills.

I wonder how often stuff like that happens? I bet it does all the time, we are just not fortunate enough to catch it on camera. But we have all been there: Sometimes that pick up line isn't just a line. Sometimes you really do feel like you know her from somewhere. And now, we know, that maybe, just maybe, you do.

I meet people who are supposed to be strangers all the time (sometimes in places that I have never been) and I swear that I have seen them before.

"Excuse me, haven't I seen you somewhere before?" "Yes, we met at Disney World when you were in your stroller and I was, like, three." "Yep, I thought you looked familiar."

I swear these people better stay married. Because If they don't, I fear something bad might happen. You don't want to mess with karma. [More]





37 comments:

Neith08 said...

I actually know of another story like this. A friend of mine dated a guy who she met in college (so they thought). They dated for a while and got serious. When they went back to Omaha, their hometown, she visited one of his relative's house. While their she stumled upon a picture of herself among the photos at their house. She asked why they had a childhood photo of her from her preschool and the relative answered that the photo was actually of her boyfriends birthday party at his preschool. Wow! They both were in the same preschool class. They didn't realize that they'd met as children. Fate brought them together more than a decade later. They dated for a while and even got engaged, but have since separated. I believe in fate so I pray that if it is right, they will come back together. It just seems like it was meant to be. Cool story when that happens.

LACoincidental said...

Field, this a truly sweet story. After a week of the usual bickering -- this was a nice break.

Anonymous said...

Until ab starts lamenting on "hobama"

Anonymous said...

"Wow! They both were in the same preschool class."

How is that surprising? They both grow up in Omaha, the odds are higher. Its not like one grow up in Europe.

Sophia said...

I agree with LA Coincidental, what a warm good story. Thanks. I needed that.

Gregory said...

Field,
I don't know if you managed to catch the South Africa - Mexico match. The tragedy with Mandela's great-granddaughter cast a somber note on the opening and the Bafana Bafana looked shaky and cautious for the first half, but it was good craic. I understand and respect Madiba's absence at the opening but I hope to see him at the final match and closing ceremony.

The pub I was in was stacked to the rafters, maybe 300 or more, mostly Mexico supporters. I was in the small section supporting the home side. The beer flowed freely and we all left good friends. I tried, with no success, to get the mariachi band outside to play Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika but, unsurprisingly, they were not familiar with the tune.

France, on the other hand, were shockingly bad. Listless and uninispired, they had no answer for the Uruguayan defense. All this was fine with me since I still harbor great resentment about Henry's handball against Ireland.

I am hoping that the England/US match has not been over-hyped. I think the US has a chance, albeit slight, to possibly reach the quarterfinals. That is much better than usual and shows real promise for the future.

Anyway, it is going to be a boozy weekend in the company of thousands of friends that I do not know, reveling in the goodwill of a global community united by the love of the beautiful game. I hope you can find a similar experience in Philly.

M. Rigmaiden said...

That is a sweet and somewhat eery story.

Anonymous said...

Field, this is off topic but, did you look up ALVIN GREENE'S BIO? well, you can find it on WIKIPEDIA, this man specialized in Intelligence when he was in the ARMY, he has FOUR MEDAL'S!

You do not get medal's by being SLOW, now, you can pretend to be SLOW! it all depend's on what you are up too, this man went to college for POLITICAL SCIENCE! this man use's big word's, then he catch's himself and reverse back into the SIMPLETON MODE! as if he is trying to hide something to hide his INTELLIGENCE! what for?

field negro said...

Neith08, love that story. But why did they seperate? That's not good.

Gregory, thanks for the 411. I caught a little of the Game with France. Yeah, they looked bad. And speaking of karma, wasn't there a Uruguan hand ball right in front of Henry? I bet somewhere the Irish eyes are smiling.

And I was sorry to hear about the tragic accident with Mandela's great-granddaughter. Sad :(

Anon 3:23 am, you are scaring me. Actually, Alvin is scaring me.

Constructive Feedback said...

Filled Negro:

Do you mind if I tell you how you have me conditioned at this point?

As I was reading the story I figured that the couple that was looking at the photo album - one of the two learned that there was a BLACK GRANDPARENT and immediately filed for divorce. I thought that the statement "I ain't marrying no quadroon or octoroon, I want pure Aryan!" was in your story.

I am proud of you today Filled Negro. I need to change my profile of you.

Farman said...

Whew! I was thinking that they were going to turn out to be brother and sister. lol

Anonymous said...

"As I was reading the story I figured that the couple that was looking at the photo album - one of the two learned that there was a BLACK GRANDPARENT and immediately filed for divorce. I thought that the statement "I ain't marrying no quadroon or octoroon, I want pure Aryan!" was in your story."

I was thinking the same. Field threw a drop curve ball on this one. LOL.

alicia banks said...

ditto

small world

spiritual connections/fate/karma are real...across oceans of time

especially for all soulmates

http://aliciabanks.vox.com/library/link/6a0123ddb39306860b0137e0f2ba81860f.html

Anonymous said...

I found an interesting quote that summed up the majority of black Americans:

"Black people should not look to whites for charity forever. What we lack is self help and self reliance. We are always wanting somebody to do something for us. As a race we are too envious, malicious and superficial, and because of this we keep ourselves back" -MARCUS GARVEY (from his lecture at Collegiate Hall in Kingston, Jamaica)

Field, isn't this what CF has been trying to communicate about black self-reliance? Why do you, UTS and some others not give him credit for speaking the truth? Envy?

chicago dyke said...

"karma" is as bullshit as "destiny" "fate" and "heaven." let go of mythology, yo. i did my doctoral work at a really highly respected Divinity Skool, and i'm here to tell you: it's all made up. by people. flawed, human people with political and social aims, for themselves.


it's an elegant concept, i admit that. it's so nice to believe that Evil people are eventually punished by an uncritical yet just universe. but that doesn't really happen. the truth is that the rich and powerful stay that way, most of the time. they oppress and inflict suffering on people to be so, and they get away with it. we can vetch and bitch, but that won't change the pattern of human history, nor the world.

investing your "faith" in mythological constructs like "karma" is a waste of time.

field negro said...

"Field, isn't this what CF has been trying to communicate about black self-reliance? Why do you, UTS and some others not give him credit for speaking the truth? Envy?"

Huh? Destructive, is that you?

Chicago Dyke, I am trying to explore here, hang with me. :)

Anonymous said...

I blame Bush.

szpork

Race Traitoress said...

I don't believe in fate, but this is a sweet story. Thanks for your take on it.

Constructive Feedback said...

[quote]Field, isn't this what CF has been trying to communicate about black self-reliance?[/quote]

Anon #125:

My message is far more complex than that of "Self-Reliance" (although it was interesting to see Filled Negro not say anything in support of a Jamaican immigrant who was the first great of a truly ORGANIC Black Economic Development Movement in this nation.


Anon #125: I speak in terms of COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT and Economic Order.

To see the "struggle" now have control over the SCHOOLS yet botch this opportunity to educate the next generation of "Professional Service Agents" in our communities is truly depressing. These will be the people who will allow the community to maintain the desired STANDARD OF LIVING.

Regarding economics and money - the community needs to leverage the resources that it has control over in order to subsidize those elements that will bear fruit later.

More than "Self Reliance", Anon #125 is the need for Coordination toward DIRECTED OUTCOMES. "Self-Reliance is a derivative of this HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT that I speak of.

Anonymous said...

Chicago dyke, ""karma" is as bullshit as "destiny" "fate" and "heaven." let go of mythology, yo. i did my doctoral work at a really highly respected Divinity Skool, and i'm here to tell you: it's all made up. by people. flawed, human people with political and social aims, for themselves."

Karma is fundamental to Buddhism. You have no idea what karma is and the only doctorate you have is on "ignorance" and "stupidity".

Anonymous said...

CF, "My message is far more complex than that of "Self-Reliance" (although it was interesting to see Filled Negro not say anything in support of a Jamaican immigrant who was the first great of a truly ORGANIC Black Economic Development Movement in this nation."

I thought by tagging the end of the quote with:

"-MARCUS GARVEY (from his lecture at Collegiate Hall in Kingston, Jamaica) Marcus Garvey",

that Field would have noticed and said something. But Blacks in Philly tend to miss the obvious, which makes me suspect of Field being Jamaican.

Is there any 'proof'-like a birth certificate that proves Field is from Jamaica? Please post it in your sidebar so that we can know you are authentic and not a phony.

I even asked Field, "could you recommend a good Jamaican beer?". And he didn't answer. Maybe he didn't know?

Either there are no Jamaican beers or Field is not Jamaican. Maybe he is just a Philly Negro who likes to impersonate.

field negro said...

"I thought by tagging the end of the quote with:

"-MARCUS GARVEY (from his lecture at Collegiate Hall in Kingston, Jamaica) Marcus Garvey",

Isn't google wonderful? Even the most obtuse among us can act smart. :)

"I even asked Field, "could you recommend a good Jamaican beer?". And he didn't answer. Maybe he didn't know?"

If YOU don't know the answer to that you might be even more ignorant than the Philly Negroes you are ripping.

And then you wrote this:

"Either there are no Jamaican beers or Field is not Jamaican. Maybe he is just a Philly Negro who likes to impersonate."

"No Jamaican beers"? Wow! Stop it, you are really exposing yourself. My friend, have you ever heard of "Red Stripe"? Next to Blue Mountain coffee it's probably Jamaica's best known export brand. And you say I am the fraud.

Destructive,watch the company you keep. :)

Anonymous said...

Field, ""No Jamaican beers"? Wow! Stop it, you are really exposing yourself. My friend, have you ever heard of "Red Stripe"? Next to Blue Mountain coffee it's probably Jamaica's best known export brand. And you say I am the fraud."

Actually, I don't drink. That's why I asked you. Many thanks for letting me know that Jamaica does indeed have a beer. I will give it a try. Hopefully it will be as good as Bud.:)

Boy, you are really tough on people who don't think or live like you.

field negro said...

"Boy, you are really tough on people who don't think or live like you."

Not true! I am very tolerant. Even with non-beer drinkers. ;)

Anonymous said...

CF, "..(although it was interesting to see Filled Negro not say anything in support of a Jamaican immigrant who was the first great of a truly ORGANIC Black Economic Development Movement in this nation."

CF, I checked out what you said about Marcus Garvey. It's interesting that he was Jamaican. Jamaica seems to have a rich history that many don't know anything about. Garvey definitely was not a 'Noisy Negro':

"...In the Universal Negro Improvement Association we did not only talk, but we were trying to lay an economic foundation that would save the race from their trials, trouble, and tribulations. Anybody can talk or write, but writing or talking is not going to save the Negro" -MARCUS GARVEY

A great man! And I don't ever recall Field ever mentioning his name. Maybe Field associates Garvey's thinking with conservatives?

Zing said...

chicago dyke said...
"karma" is as bullshit as "destiny" "fate" and "heaven."

Tell that to Beth Holloway. Tell that to Joran van der Sloot.

Chicago, I understand your perspective, but there's a bigger picture--a jig saw puzzle actually--that's missing pieces.

A zinger from Zing:

All the pieces to the puzzle are there...you just don't know where in the picture they fit.

Anonymous said...

"Tell that to Beth Holloway. Tell that to Joran van der Sloot."

Tell that to the Buddha, Dalai Lama, the Pope, pedophile Priests, BP, Goldman Sacs, Bill Clinton, Charlie Rangle, Nixon, etc.

Karma operates off of universal Truth. We are all wired to the truth. And the fact that we either seek to find the truth or seek to hide the truth(lie) proves our connection to it. Karma operates in alignment with REALITY...ALWAYS.

The law of physics works by the law of karma. All spiritual disciplines and religions recognize the law of karma. Even Christianity says "you reap what you sow."

Most humans are aware of the effects of karma, except Chicago dyke...but that is due to ignorance which can be rectified.

Bob said...

I've have a few strong deju vu experiences with people, as if I'd always known them. Almost makes me believe in reincarnation. But I most like when people I have known & thought had forgotten me find me on Facebook & I discover I touched them in some positive & memorable way, or they touched me.

Neith08 said...

"How is that surprising? They both grow up in Omaha, the odds are higher. Its not like one grow up in Europe."

Omaha is a little bigger than the small towns where Jerry Springer guests reside. The aspect of the story that is significant is that two people who shared close proximity as children didn't connect until a decade later in another part of the country (the dude in North Carolina and the young lady in Maryland).

This was providence in the eyes of those involved whether you agree or not. That is all.

alicia banks said...

anon:

ditto

karma is very real to me and millions of others across oceans of time...

and i am a reincarnationist...time is eternal...thus, all will never witness karma in any finite time

it definitely fits well with me that a kidnapped slaughtered child was an old evil soul rather than that some brutal god would slay an innocent lamb to teach some vague lesson to his parents who should never question the injustice of said slaying...

to each their own

peace

http://aliciabanks.vox.com/library/link/6a0123ddb39306860b0137a4b55e14860c.html

http://www.amazon.com/Karma-101-Around-Comes-around/dp/1931412197/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1276461347&sr=1-2

http://www.amazon.com/Cosmic-Karma-Understanding-Contract-Universe/dp/0738710547/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1276461347&sr=1-3

http://www.amazon.com/What-Karma-Paul-Brunton/dp/0943914876/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1276461347&sr=1-8

http://www.amazon.com/How-Karma-Works-Twelve-Dependent-Arising/dp/1559392541/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1276461434&sr=1-3-spell

alicia banks said...

anon:

ps ie:


few would doubt that gary coleman was cursed and MUST have been burdened by some horrid karma!!!

http://aliciabanks.vox.com/library/video/6a0123ddb39306860b01347efcd038860b.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2006/nov/14/theatre.pantoseason

Redbonegirl97 said...

I bet if you dug deep enough adn really thought about most people cross paths with their "meant to be" at some point in their lives. It is really creepy. Most of the guys I have dated we have crossed paths before. My last guy, we were both in Las Vegas at the same time and recalled a night club. Apparently he was standing on one side and I was on the other. We didn't last either, sorry,

alicia banks said...

assnon:

i disagree!!!

why would anyone want to be reincarnated as your putrid ghetto vulgar demented twin???

got siblings?

ick!

alicia banks said...

ps assnon/reginay nay:

i know you are illiterate...but fyi:

souls are reincarnated as entire physical beings rather than one exclusive sex organ

but
i DO so completely understand how a nominal life support system for an overused turbo breeding perpetually serial STD infected vagina like you wouuld get that all twisted...4 real...

Anonymous said...

u will get reincarnated as the piece of shit that u really r

foul bovine beast

Anonymous said...

fucking loser
wif da mind of a pre teen u stupid fuck

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