chance encounter leads to 30 years of marriage

Reading station 1981. I swore at the lateness of the train. She commiserated. We had a drink waiting for the next one. Got into same carriage, still slightly shy. Each took out a book...we were both reading Saul Bellow's novel Henderson the Rain King. Hard to say at this distance whether this was what clinched it. We soon found out that she had lived years before in the same street as my grandmother, so we must often have seen each other as children: a second coincidence. A slighter, third, coincidence is that we both went to boarding schools - separate ones - in the same town.
Total votes: 408
Date submitted:Sat, 14 Jan 2012 09:08:49 +0000Coincidence ID:3633