Once in a great while, a moment comes along that is life-changing. Some are good, some are bad, but they al;l affect your life in one way or another.
Many years ago, I was working at a TV station in Colorado when the station was sold from under us, and we were all laid off across the board. I couldn't find a job, had run out of money, and was about to be evicted from my apartment when I received word that my father had had a heart attack, and could I come back home.
I sold everything I had for gas money to make it back. It was just enough, down to the penny.
That was my first experience with Deus ex Machina. You can call it fate, or destiny, or the hand of God, but I've had enough experiences of the type where there is an overwhelming push of "you will go over here now" that I have learned to recognize and accept it. Sometimes there are reasons beyond my understanding of the way things need to be.
There was one time that I tried a blood ritual to ask for something. I got exactly what I asked for, and discovered that it's not good to fiddle with the powers that be. I've never done it since.
Tonight I had an experience that I think will go down in the life-changing category. It wasn't what I ever expected, and it was more than I even thought possible. And it's good. Very, very good.
Hopefully there will be a time when I can say more. For now, just be happy for me.