I believe Steve Jobs when he said:
You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.
A ridiculous illustration of this is about a pair of shoes I purchased myself more than 10 years ago. It’s a slip-on high-cut black leather shoes with velcro straps.
More than a decade ago, I purchased it but never have worn it because it looks hideous, too loud and too edgy in those years’ of Filipino fashion standards. It would be horrible to wear during those times especially if you are to match it up with a pleated dress pants or baggy jeans and trousers.
If I may recall, the only reason why I bought it is to help a friend who is selling various types of imported shoes. She would sell her merchandize by presenting a booklet/catalog of shoes where buyers can select from. Ones you selected, you can place your order to her and she would deliver it to you personally. This was of course before the hype of on-line shopping.
You may wonder why I didn’t just gave or donate the shoes away to somebody else. Actually, I was too embarrassed to give it to anyone. Aside from embarrassment, I’m afraid that the recipient would throw it back to me since he himself would not anyway be able to wear it.
But lo and behold!!! When I tried channeling the inner fashionista in me and did dare wore it a couple of weeks ago, the very same pair are now my favorite shoes this nippy season. The very same shoes have been earning a lot of praises from friends, relatives and co-workers. There even had been a couple of strangers who come to me who could not resist of asking where I purchased my pair.
Yeah, though my phone is an Android phone. In fairness, I do believe Steve Jobs about connecting those life’s personal dots backwards…
Pasosyal din pag may time…