I found out that Morro Bay isn’t just well-known for this very prominent rock. Morro Bay actually rock(s)! Hold that phone. We’ll get to that later…
I find my time in Morro Bay a little serendipitous.
I usually do the other way, but this time I’ll show less pictures but with more words. Please bare with me.
Allow me to digress…
Do you happen to know or remember the part of the movie, “Benjamin Button” where Daisy got hit by a taxi? It talks about how our lives cross path, and how one thing leads to another or how one simple event can impact so much to another. Brad Pitt started with “Sometimes we’re on a collision course, and we just don’t know it. Whether it’s by accident or by design, there’s not a thing we can do about.” Then he goes on with a series of events that lead to one catastrophic event. It continued with a bunch of what if’s and could’ve been’s. It ended with …life being what it is – a series of intersecting lives and incidents, out of anyone’s control. Here’s a video link to understand what in the world I’m talking about … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTDs0lvFuMc
It’s kind of like the movie, Crash. There’s one incident that connects to a lot of individuals and their inter-relating stories.
Sort of like The Season 2 of the TV show, Lost. It deals with improbable coincidences. Something like.. with a person you know now, and there’s a possibility that yourself, or someone else you know (or vice versa) might had crossed path, met somewhere, sometime before in the past with that person you know now.
Another best example is the beginning of Magnolia. The movie started with stories that talks about coincidences and how a split second counts so much. Like a man who jumped from a high building. He didn’t really died from a jump. He died from a gun shot. There’s a lot more stories with insane coincidences like the person who conincindentally shot him was his mother, the mother didn’t know the gun was loaded, and that the man who jumped was actually the one who loaded the gun. The suicidal man just so happened to be at the same exact area where the bullet travelled. Here’s a video link to understand what the world I’m talking about … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec51smvcsDY&feature=kp
Well, my coincidences are not as movie-type insane coincidences, but I just thought it somehow fits and worth the mention and share of the above list, and the talk of coincidences, destiny, and faith is really something cool to ponder on.
Me and my friend really enjoyed our stay in Morro Bay. We were not supposed to stop at Morro Bay. Here’s a series of events that would’ve been.
First off, I think I brought the right friend to come along with me to Hearst Castle and, then coincidentally, a stop to Morro Bay. If it wasn’t her, it would have been a different story.
We first planned it on a Sunday, but I insisted on rescheduling it on a Saturday. If it were a Sunday, we wouldn’t have agreed on staying there at Morro Bay longer at night-time knowing I still had to drive back and there’s work the next day. Luckily we did it on a Saturday, and we’re free the next day.
I just wanted to eat. It didn’t matter where. Well, we were running out of gasoline as well. I was thinking of just grabbing a hotdog or any quick bite at the gas station. We stopped. I pumped the car with gas. But the hotdog they had at the gas station looked so soggy that I just couldn’t trust it. If they would’ve had a good hotdog, we wouldn’t have kept driving forward and not stopped in Morro Bay.
I already saw the very distinctive Morro Bay Rock before. But since the first time I was there it was foggy, I decided to check it out again.
If it wasn’t a failed visit then, I mightn’t have stopped here again to take another look.
And so we did stop here … Morro Bay Rock is morro clearer than the first time. It was nearing sunset when we got there.
We went to “eat” at Otter Rock Cafe. They said the waiting time is over an hour. It was already getting dark. I still had to drive back about another 2 and a half hours. I didn’t want to wait that long. Fortunately, someone offered their spot to us and that gave us less than 20 minutes wait. They said they will have a live band, so we decided to go for it and wait.
What I didn’t know is that Morro Bay isn’t just well-known for this very prominent rock. Morro Bay really do is a rocking place! The first time I was there it was during weekday and the area was not as lively. This time, however, as it turns out, the street line of restaurants (even the next block over) usually have live bands playing. Me and my friend had been talking about seeing a live act. We were very satisfied with the performance that night.
His name is Patrick Contreras. He’s a very promising musician (music video, labels, the whole nine yards). He’s a wicked, mad violinist. For something that didn’t have an entrance fee, he gave it all there when he performed. He was energetic, skillful, and just rocking. I was very impressed, as well as my friend. He even broke one of the strings of his violin at the second song but he continued on and still sounded awesome.
You may think it was low, but we really felt we just lucked out on a fun experience in Morro Bay. And there were just all these different things that might have change our course, and might have stopped us from being there.
This one is taken with my Samsung S3…
This is a stripped picture I showed in my previous post strips.
Read Debra’s (of breathelighter) recent serendipitous moment – A plan is only as good as the sum of its parts.