My Gordon Lightfoot moments

My Gordon Lightfoot moments
When I was growing up, we didn’t have a television (no, I’m not THAT old—my parents just chose not to have one!) so we listened to the radio a lot. Some of my earliest memories are about being really terrorized by CBS Radio Mystery Theater.I also remember hearing certain songs on the radio. Gordon Lightfoot’s “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” was one of them, and it seemed to spend an inordinate amount of time on the American Top 40 with Casey Kasem—yep, that was on the weekly audio buffet as well.It’s not a song you’ll hear much any more, even if you haunt the halls of 70s radio on iTunes or Spotify, and it quickly slid out of my memory except for a brief cameo when we visited Sleeping Bear Dunes about 10 years ago and learned about famous shipwrecks of the Great Lakes.Earlier this month, while on vacation in Scotland, I attended an Airbnb Experience called “Whisky tasting with music and history” by a singer/songwriter named Davy Holt in Inverness. It was a wonderful evening of delicious malt whisky, Scottish history told by a masterful storyteller, and traditional Scottish music, something I didn’t know too much about before.After Inverness, we moved on to Glasgow, where with my BFF from our Los Angeles days, I visited a fellow health coach, Mary McConnell of Star Therapies, outside Glasgow for a brief retreat. (If you’re looking for a really magical retreat experience in that part of the world, do get in touch with Mary—as my kids would say, 10 out of 10 would recommend!) In her cozy dining room / art space I spied a CD case on the sideboard—Gordon Lightfoot—and had a small flashback to listening to that song again, then forgot it again.Airbnb asks you to review your lodgings and your experiences, and while in Glasgow, I happily did so for Davy. I also sent him a direct message to thank him again, and we struck up a conversation in which he mentioned that one of his all-time favorite songs from our side of the world is … wait for it … yup, you got it, Gordon Lightfoot’s “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.”This is unreal, I thought. How is it that I go so far away from home only to bump up against a piece of home not once but twice in about as many days?And what does all this have to do with health coaching, which is what this blog is purportedly about?Find out at https://simply-healthcoaching.com/gordon-lightfoot-coincidence-miracle/ and leave me a comment about your own "Gordon LIghtfoot moments!"