Like Alicia, my first thought upon reading the challenge quote she posted on May 1 was my husband. Meeting him was certainly an unlikely occurrence! I left the “mecca of young, single men” to move to a small town comprised mainly of retirees. I couldn’t explain leaving to my friends other than to paraphrase a quote I believe was from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “This is all the time I have left for this place”.
Essentially, my time in the big city had ended and I felt compelled to move on, despite the logical arguments against it. Six months later I met my future husband. Coincidence?
Even more unlikely was the fact I met him through a friend of mine: his mother. She didn’t fix us up, I just happened to be visiting her when he appeared.
It’s a family joke now: the mother-in-law came first. And well she should, because she introduced me to the two greatest loves of my life: my husband and quilting.
People, places, planets, perspective. All are possible inspiration for this challenge.