Randomness is the reigning monarch of the universe. — Maria Popova, Figuring
We think we are in control, but no matter how many walls we erect around our existence, things happen that come out of nowhere. We do everything perfect at work, and the boss decides to sell the business and you’re laid off. You’ve decided to live your life out alone, and you meet your life’s companion at the new grocery store or at hockey game. God must have a great sense of humor.
Just when you are sure life is about to throw you a high hard one, a curve ball comes your way. When we learn to accept and even anticipate randomness we have come a long way toward understanding our purpose.
It is an irony that we are in control only when we understand we are not in control.