Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Sometimes we forget the importance of intuition.

Today I was reminded of it in a strangely cosmic way. I was entering some receipts I dumped on my desk from my recent trip. When I got to the bottom of them there was a faded pink post-it with a dog-eared corner sticking out from under my laptop. I picked it up and stared at the barely visible handwriting (actually handprinting) on the front. On one line was "thinkexist" and a ways below it was ".com".

Curious as I am, I decided to check it out. I typed in the url and it went to a website with the subtitle "Finding Quotations was never this Easy!" The weird part is that it opened to this page:

What's weird about that? Well, it's the sites basic url but the page has three quotes from people born on November 15th. Why would it open to a November 15th page in the middle of March? When I clicked the November 15th link at the bottom of the page it went to a different November 15th page that had dozens of pages with quotes from people born on November 15th, not just the three on the opening page. After some more poking around, I came to the realization that I was on someone's registered user page. But whose?

I checked with Jaimie since she's the likely candidate but it wasn't hers. She thought she'd heard of the site but was not a registered user. And she's only been on my computer a couple of times to check her email. Si, this whole thing is a complete mystery to me. I don't know anyone else who's been on my computer and, unless I'm completely nuts, I've never been to this site.

I will have to assume that for some cosmic reason someone wanted me to read these three saved quotes. I'm still trying to figure out what the first two should mean to me, but the third one is crystal clear and something that I should always keep at the forefront of my conscious brain. Here are all three quotes if you're too lazy to open the photograph...

1. Felix Frankfurter was born on November 15, 1882
American jurist, 1882-1965
Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.

2. William Cowper was born on November 15, 1731
English poet One of the most widely read English poets of his day, 1731-1800
Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees.

3. Johann Kaspar Lavater was born on November 15, 1741
Swiss theologian, 1741-1801
Intuition is the clear conception of the whole at once.

I'd be interested to hear what happens when you go to

Have a most intuitive day.


Steve B said...

Hmmm. I, too, was taken to November 15th, but when I clicked on the small link, that took me to todays quotes, one of which was a Kerouac quote:
"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!"
Happy Birthday, Jack!

Anonymous said...

I got November 15th too. The first other page I clicked on gave me this gift:

"Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option”

I instantly wanted to beat myself to a pulp for getting it so wrong all these years.

Chesher Cat said... we all open to the same page but are given different quotes that are eerily pertinent to us.