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Syzygy

Last night, we randomly watched Jeopardy on Netflix and I learned a new word.

Syzygy.

Definition: the nearly straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies (such as the sun, moon, and earth during a solar or lunar eclipse) in a gravitational system.

It got me thinking about what has to go right all at the same for that configuration. The details surpass my basic understanding of eclipses.

Then this thought occurred to me: is there a word for when everything goes right at the same time? In someone’s life?

I googled it. What came up confounded me. The first of many results asked “What do you you do when everything goes wrong at the same time?

The search results begged the question: Are we inherently negative? OR Do we even recognize  when it is all going right? When it’s all going right, do we take the beauty of that circumstance for granted?

I know things all going right doesn’t mean perfection which I personally love. Knowing everything can feel right without a false expectation of perfection is perfection to me.

This knowledge is peace.

 

 

3 thoughts on “Syzygy

  1. What a word, Syzygy! I like it. In my mind I equal it to = God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit our unique and pure constant perfection in our limited imperfect lives.

  2. What a word! I had to read and re-read it for its novelty! Are things in syzygy? To me, they aren’t. They are skewed and that’s the reason that they are what they are. To me, no two people have an aligned thought, yet both are right! No two flowers are same yet, they bring smile. To be not in sync yet adding value to life.

    1. Wow! I love the way you think about it especially as it pertains to flowers.

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