Owen Wilson & Me

I have no connection to Owen Wilson.
Yet, when I was packing up the nearly a hundred books
I read during Covid to donate to a women’s shelter,
just like that I did.
Packing the books, I found
Ten Poems to Change Your Life by Roger Housden,
a book my friend Kristine gave me in 2008.
I didn’t intend to donate it and returned it to its usual place
on the nightstand in my guest room.
With the books boxed and waiting by the door
to be loaded in my car,
I took a break with the latest issue of Esquire,
the men’s magazine I’ve been reading since college
(I know more about tying a tie and making the perfect
Manhattan than any woman needs to know,
but the writing is always excellent)
that had arrived that day.
Owen Wilson is featured on the cover.
He and the author visit a Hydration Room
for medicinal-ish hangover recovery
where the nurse retrieves a copy of, you guessed it,
Ten Poems to Change Your Life by Roger Housden,
Wilson had left behind a couple years earlier.
Synchronicity.
It may mean nothing but, just in case,
Owen, I’m here if you need me.

Shout out to Jen Jones Donatelli for reintroducing me to the fun of synchronicity. Find her @ https://creativegroove.com

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