I don’t think my parents ever thought that at some point in their life they would be going with their son (and his wife) to a Fairouz concert. They had listened to Fairouz regularly long before they were even courting (we rarely think of our parents courting
The four of us going to the concert as a specific isolated incident isn’t a big deal; however, when you look at it from a perspective of a series of random events over the decades that lead to this small isolated incident, that is when you feel there is something more profound going on.
The reason I thought of my parents retrospective is that I had a similar feeling a few months ago: When I was hanging out with my friends on the stairs of West Hall at AUB in the late 90s, the thought never occurred to me that I will do the same with my daughter Lea many years down the line.
It hit me when I was sitting there the way simple and obvious truths tend to do: I have a daughter, and we are hanging out on the stairs of West Hall as she tries going after one of AUB’s infamous cats.
Hope you have specific isolated incidents that have a profound underlying meaning based on decades of other isolated incidents.