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  • Writer's pictureCherie Claire

Synchronicity at An Estate Sale

Sometimes everything falls into place.

I'm showering, looking at the droop in the shower curtain for the millionth time. When we moved and hung the shower curtain at our new abode, one of the rings was missing. And like every shower before, I'm wondering where I'll be able to find that one curtain ring that matches the others.


I head off to an estate sale down the road — something I love to do — and wander through this mansion that must contain six bedrooms! I head down to the basement where there's a home theater, playroom overlooking the massive pool, fitness room, and a library. Naturally, it's the library where I find myself, gazing at rows and rows of books.


And guess what I find? A shower ring that matches my own. I'm so astonished, I squeal to the woman next to me.


"Can you believe this?" I say. "I was thinking about how much I needed one shower ring this very morning!"


She politely nodded and moved away and I went back to exploring. In the same section of that mighty house, I found a young adult book on Ralph Waldo Emerson and a book on UFOs, two subjects I'm researching for my latest Viola Valentine novel. I also booked a flight the day before for a trip to Fairbanks, Alaska, for stories I'm working on wearing my travel writer hat, and there in front of me — next to those books no less! — was a map of Fairbanks.


Is it the full Buck Moon, named after male deer who get their antlers this time of year that caused this synchronicity? Several deer in my backyard have been sporting some lovely headgear lately. Or is that sometimes you ask the universe for help and it replies? Or maybe I should take Ralph Waldo Emerson's advice, used in the title of the book, and trust myself. Trust that everything I need will arrive in good time.


If you're curious about the story I'm working on, my latest book in the Viola Valentine mystery series, titled "Ghost Fever," comes out this October. And yes, there's something about Emerson, UFOs, and possibly synchronicity.


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amwiden
25 jul. 2021

We have a member of our poetry workshop who knows all about the moons and also writes about Native Indians. I did not know a full Buck Moon exists nor that it's related to their antlers. I love synchronicity where everything falls in place; it really makes my day.

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Shanna Johnson
Shanna Johnson
25 jul. 2021

That's so awesome that you found exactly what you needed! Sometimes we find everything in the most unexpected places.

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Dianne Kitson
25 jul. 2021

Set, forget, reap - set your goal, forget about and let the universe align ready for you to reap the reward. You did so well, yeah!

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Veneta Borum
Veneta Borum
25 jul. 2021

My husband and I were out doing errands one weekend and passed by a yard sale. All of a sudden I screamed out STOP! Of course he looked at me like I was crazy because there was a line of traffic behind us making stopping impossible. But I made him pullover and turn around. Sitting there in this large community yard sale was a liquor cabinet that was a perfect match for my Chinese buffet piece. I didn't even know it existed! Needless to say, it is sitting in my dining room now and I love it.

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rdcorder
24 jul. 2021

I broke one of my dinner plates a few months ago. I had not been able to find a replacement. On a whim I stopped at a yard sale because I saw some books on one of the tables. I found a few books I have wanted. I continued to look around and on the bottom of a stack of mismatched plates I found the one I needed. The woman said she herself had bought it at a yard sale years prior to use as a cake plate.

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