A matter of coincidence

Humour me for a moment while I share some facts that have slightly boggled my mind recently … 
1. While discussing honeymoon options, fiance and I head-over-heels wanted to go to Russia, more specifically, St. Petersburg. That day I started reading Anna Karenina to get in the Russian mind set. As I began reading, only then did I realize a huge part of the book takes place in St. Petersburg. Not ground breaking, but it was weird at the time.

2. When I first saw the posters, I was so excited to hear there was a new adaptation of Anna Karenina to hit the theaters. When I looked up when it was due in cinemas, my heart stopped. Anna Karenina opens in theaters today {in Ireland}. Today is my birthday. 

3. My mom gave me this water colour painting about 8 years ago. Even though the vibrant colours are not what I typically like, I adore it and it’s my favourite painting. I tried to find out where in Russia the painting was, but I never got very far. I knew it wasn’t the Kremlin, and that was about it.

Fast forward 8 years, after copious researching of what to see and where to go in St. Petersburg for our honeymoon, I was dusting my living room one day, picked up said painting, and nearly screamed in fiance’s face when I realized it’s a painting of the Church of the Savior on Blood in St. Petersburg. I’m going to see my favorite painting.

The above is nothing ground breaking, but these coincidences have been blowing my little mind. As corn-ball as it sounds, I sometimes like to think things are meant to be. Queue ridicule.
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  1. September 7, 2012 / 12:11

    Is it your b'day?!!! Happy b'day!!!(sorry about the overuse of !!!!!!) There are no coincidences…enjoy your honeymoon, lucky you!!!!!!!! 😉

  2. John JJP
    September 8, 2012 / 09:41

    happy birthday crafty lady!! i adore all those similarities – spooky. but i don't think coincidences. think of it as fate!!

    love your honeymoon destination. fab.

  3. September 10, 2012 / 12:00

    1. Its fate!!
    2. Happy Birthday!
    3. What an amazing place to have a honeymoon.
    4. Anna Karenina… worth the read?
    5. Tickled pink about the absolute happiness enveloped in this blog post today!

  4. September 12, 2012 / 13:38

    Thank you all for your kind wishes 🙂 I had a very chillaxing day.

    p.s. Pat – it is worth the read, although there were some bits about politics and details on farming I found a bit blah. Once you get past those, it's very rich.