Sometimes I wonder how different things would have been if we made different decisions. Our lives are trajectories that move forward based on both deliberate decisions and things out of our control. It’s not the big, obvious decisions – like what school you choose or what job you take – but the smaller ones that are influenced by what happens around you. Maybe a sunny day causes you to pick a different place for lunch. Or you hear a song that causes you to go see a new band live. These are the things that put you in different places than you expected to be. Maybe you meet someone new. Maybe you don’t see a friend that you might have had you been in another place. I’m not sure if it’s more comforting to think that everything is connected, or that it is unconnected.