While going through some photos I took of the ‘Old Market Square Cafe’ in downtown Kuala Lumpur, I particularly liked this one for the light and the protagonists’ action at that precise moment. It occurred to me to ask the question if the two gentlemen could be friends and were destined for a chance meeting there and then when I photographed them. According to Carl Jung’s synchronicity theory, the coincidental occurrence of two or more events can be meaningfully related but not causally related – what he termed ‘meaningful coincidences’. In layman’s language, it means what happens at times in people’s lives is beyond their control, that there is a greater universal force at work.
Have you experienced such coincidence which left you feeling a little incredible? a little dumbfounded? If so, then you have just taken a step into the world of synchronicity.
The Kafe Old Market Square (Old Market Square Cafe), formerly known as Sin Seng Nam Restaurant, is a heritage landmark in Kuala Lumpur which commenced business wayback in 1928. It almost fell into the hands of modern development a few years back if not for the present owner’s intervention to save it. Read more about it here.
Photo: Fujifilm X-E2 with XF 55-200mm