“A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance.”

Today is an ugly day. It’s been raining all night and it’s dark, four in the afternoon dark. Gracie poked her head out the door earlier and didn’t like what she saw so she turned around and went back into the kitchen. I didn’t blame her, but I did suggest she try again so Gracie finally braved the elements, performed admirably then ran right back inside the house. The ordeal was so horrific she is now sleeping on the couch and snoring quite loudly.

My sister has about eight inches of snow. They showed the streets of Denver on the local news last night, and it looked like a winter wonderland, but this is only October (okay nearly November), but it is far too early for sleigh bells ring, are you listening.

My student Francisca Issaka just texted me to say she was at the gate ready to board her flight to Reagan and from there she’ll fly to Logan. I’m going to pick her up at 2:45. She has been in the US visiting her daughter so we missed each other when I was in Bolga. Francisca was one of the youngest students in T2, the second of four years of training college. She was sixteen. My students my first year ranged in age from sixteen to thirty two. It’s difficult to believe that Francisca is 58. I still picture her as the tall, thin student she was when last I saw her. I’m beyond excited to see her.

Francisca believes that everything happens for a reason, that there are no coincidences. She said I had faith I would find my students in Bolga, and she’s right. That Shetu Mahama would go have a beer in a place she hadn’t been for two years and that I would have dinner there at the same time and meet her was destiny, not mere coincidence. I don’t doubt it at all.

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8 Comments on ““A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    Some things are just meant to happen and it was meant that You would meet Your old students in Bilga 🙂 But it is a bit amazing that You will meet one in Your own home though 🙂

    We had snow last year in October and I’m so glad we don’t have it now 🙂 It was so warm and nice when we were out on our walk that I only had a sweat shirt on instead of the jacket 🙂 I so wish winter could be like this, it has happened before so why not this year 🙂

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      We didn’t meet in my hometown but we arranged to meet. She is staying in Ohio, and she called me so she could come and visit.

      October is far too soon for snow. It is chilly and rainy still here.The heat just went on.

  2. Lori Kossowsky Says:

    By now you’ve met her, and I am excited for the both of you. It’s summer like again..have a wonderful visit.

    • katry Says:

      Thanks, Lori
      I met her at Logan, and we are having a wonderful time together. She has the same laugh she had when last we saw each other.

  3. Bill Sandford Says:

    Today in southern NH it is a very cold rain, expected to turn to snow later this evening. Too early for this stuff, but we know it won’t last–the ground and roads are still warm from the summer.

    If Francesca remembers us, give her our greetings. If she was a T2 your first year, she must have known us for the remaining two years. Send us a photo of the two of you.

    • katry Says:

      Bill,
      It is really chilly here with the rain. Francisca keeps telling me how cold it is! She sends you her best as well. I’ll try and get someone to take a photo, maybe Sunday when we serve a Ghanaian meal for my friends and nephews.

  4. Zoey & Me Says:

    I bet you’re having a good time!


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