Fact 1: I needed a canopy for a festival and my old one was broken.
Fact 2: I had put a request out to my friends, family, landlords, acquaintances, and on facebook, and I had zero leads.
Fact 3: The festival was starting in 4 hours.
Fact 4: I had repeated the following to myself (which was also posted on my wall) all week: “Please don’t worry. The infinite wisdom of the Divine has already resolved this problem for you. Just ask to be shown the actions.”
Fact 5: I had pretty much given up on the ‘infinite wisdom of the Divine’, figuring either it didn’t exist, or it had different ideas than I did about what I needed.
Fact 6: Three hours before I had to leave, I went to my landlord with the smashed plastic pieces of my canopy in hand and said, “Hey Ted, do you have any crazy glue and duct tape? I’m going to have to McGuyver these here pieces together because I still don’t have a canopy.”
Fact 7: Ted looked at me thoughtfully and then slowly said (and I kid you not): “I think... I might have a canopy for you. Follow me,” and led me under the porch where there was a box with a canopy in it.
Here is a picture my booth at the Waterloo Open Streets night market with the miraculous canopy.
Apparently the infinite wisdom of the Divine involves a wicked and timely sense of humour.