I felt like a boy scout as I found a young woman’s lost wallet and marched it to the police station while another person walking outdoors helped to notify the owner.
By the time I got to the borough hall building and spoke to a police spokesperson, the woman had called the station and was on the phone the moment I walked into the headquarter’s dispatch center.
Wow! Talk about synchronicity!
I was walking outside as I approached a Mexican restaurant that used to be a Greek pizzeria some three blocks from my home. There on the grass near the gutter lay an object no bigger than a paper-back book cut in half: 3+1/2 by 3+1/2. I reached over and picked it up with curiosity and was surprised to see it had a tiny strap clicked closed. I opened it and immediately saw the photo on a Pennsylvania drivers’ license and knew it was a wallet.
It contained several credit cards and had only a few pennies and a bunch of “forever stamps” with the American flag design in a small zippered compartment. There were no bills of any denomination.
Just at that moment, I saw a woman walking toward me. I recognized her from previous walks as I try to get in 10,000 steps a day. She was exercising just like me and I asked her to stop and look at what I had discovered. The woman – in her mid to late 20s – immediately opened her cell phone and focused on Facebook and somehow located the woman. She sent a text message advising her that I was going to leave the wallet with the Conshohocken police.
I continued on my jaunt but speeded up the walk and got to the borough hall building in less then 10 minutes. I walked in, sauntered up to the glass-protected counter, and asked to speak to someone about the lost wallet I found.
A police official named Beth surprised the hell out of me . . .
She told me the woman whose wallet I had found was on the phone as we were speaking . . .
Synchronicity. Yes. Like Carl G Jung said somethings are not just coincidences, but are more meaningful than how they first appear. “Synchronicity” was the term he used to label the coming together of those things.
The woman was expected to pick up the wallet later in the day, according to the police official. I was extremely happy that she didn’t have to contact the credit card people to stop her card usage or to order new ones. Let’s not forget having to contact the Department of Motor Vehicles to update her license.
Finding a happy ending is always a synchronistic thrill!