Cassie, the woman who has been living with us since January, is a groom/barn manager who spends 6 days a week working with and taking care of horses. During downtime in the barn – like when she’s waiting for the vet to arrive or for her employer to finish riding- she has her iPod and iPad handy.
Today, she dropped by the house for lunch and said, “Trish, you aren’t going to believe the synchro I had this morning.”
I was all ears.
Cassie was in the barn, scrolling through the Huffington Post while listening to her iPod. She came to a story about the death of Maria Von Trapp. She was the last surviving member of the famous musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for the musical The Sound of Music. The movie version won an Oscar in 1965.
Cassie has always loved the movie and the music. She traveled in Salzburg as a kid and has skied at the Von Trapp ski resort in Stowe, where the family ended up after they fled Germany.
As she was reading the article, the song that came on her iPod was from the musical, The Morning Hymn Alleluia. Goosebumps spend up her arms. “I’ve got more than 4,000 songs on my iPod and that song has never come on. I was so shocked I had to check my iPod to make sure I was hearing it right.”
What are the odds?
A blogger on the Huff Post, David Kanegis, also commented on Von Trapp’s death and the death of Alice Herz-Sommer, the world’s oldest known Holocaust survivor. The two women died within a week of each other. His piece opens with this: The universe has a way of communicating with us through seemingly unrelated events. Or are they?
Kanegis is recognizing a synchro, without calling it that.
Here is the NY Times piece about Von Tropp.