Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Law of Attraction

Do you believe in the Law of Attraction?  I used to, years ago.  I got sucked in with the rest of western society when The Secret came out.  I went whole hog into the world of vision boards, meditation and positive visualization.  And after a year or so, I gave up.  My million dollar check never showed up in the mail.  My supermodel legs never grew in.  And Tina Fey never called to tell me she'd like to turn my one woman show into the next indie comedy blockbuster, ala My Big Fat Greek Wedding.   So I gave up on it.  Plus, the idea that billions of suffering people in developing countries around the world are there because they "attracted" it never made sense to me.
So yeah, I have to say that I don't believe in the Law of Attraction.
This morning, after I woke up with a massive that's-what-you-get-for-drinking-caffeneited-coffee-when-you-know-your-body-can't-handle-it-headache I hopped on my bike to head to work - without my helmet.  My head was pounding, and I couldn't bare the thought of strapping on a tight, constricting apparatus around my oh-so delicate melon.  As I left the house I thought of a Doogie Howser M.D. episode (yeah, I went old school) where a woman dies in a car accident after she refused to wear a seatbelt because she didn't want to wrinkle her dress.  I thought to myself "you'll feel really stupid if you get in an accident while not wearing a helmet because you have a headache".  Then, about five seconds into my ride I got hit by a car.

Now, before you worry (mom), I should specify that the car was backing out of a carport at about five miles an hour.  It knocked my bike and my body to the ground, and after a few mighty screams and a series of panicked banging on the trunk, the driver stopped just short of slowly rolling over my frightened figure.  I'm fine.  My bike is fine.  And the driver, though equally shaken up, is fine (I hope).  To be honest, I was a little disappointed that I didn't have a war wound to brag about when I got to work, especially since it took a good half hour to slow my heart rate and get my eyes to stop watering.
So the question remains: do you believe in the Law of Attraction?


  1. Wow! That's super crazy! I think every serious biker has at least one run in with a car. I've been hit twice! I'm glad you're okay, trooper!

  2. I'm glad you're okay too. Thought we might have to pay a "visit" to someone.

    As for your question, for the most part, yes. I think there's some truth to the "law of attraction" and do believe you can speak things in to existence, that you can put things in motion by planting a seed, being proactive towards that goal, etc. That said, I agree with your point about developing countries as well.

    But I also believe with things that happen we also possess a "Spidey Senses" about shit and maybe you had a premonition as opposed to attracting the driver?

    Hmmmmm. I feel like Jack Handey, deeeeeeeep thoughts.

  3. The jury is out for me. I did and no I totally don't know (or don't).

    I'm just glad you're ok. And glad you're riding your bike.

  4. It's funny how many times I told myself this past couple of weeks to give you a call since we hadn't talked for awhile. Now, I am sad that I didn't because I definitely would have been at your house giving you a whole bunch of hugs and kisses...and, yes, put your helmet on!!