There are many myths and fables about how every person has their own soulmate somewhere in the world and how they’re destined to one day meet and fall in love. One of them is an ancient Greek legend according to which “humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.” Or at least that’s what Plato says.
In this modern day and age, most people have become very cynical. We no longer believe in soulmates, destiny, fate and all that nonsense! But we may be very wrong in doubting that the universe has bigger plans for all of us. Because this story about a married couple who discovered their paths had crossed years before they actually met each other, brought to our attention by ViralThread, might be just enough to change our minds about this whole skepticism thing.
Mr. Ye and Ms. Xue are a married couple from China who found out they had taken a picture together eleven years before they first met! Both of them happened to be on a holiday in the city of Qingdao in east China at the same time! In 2000, Mr. Ye was traveling with a tourist group, and Ms. Xue was on a trip with her mother.
The incredible coincidence was noticed only very recently, when on March 4, Mr. Ye was tidying the study in his mother-in-law’s house and he happened upon an old photograph of his wife. Examining it more closely, he saw he was in the photo as well!
“I was looking at the picture where my wife was sitting in front of the May Four Square, there’s also a man standing at far back. My reaction was: ‘Oh wait, that was me!'” Mr. Ye told the Chengdu Business Daily.
After discovering the picture of his wife Mr. Ye went back home to show her that he had also had a picture taken in that very spot in front of the May Wind sculpture. In it, he is wearing exactly the same clothes as in her picture, proving that their paths had indeed crossed.
In the photo, Mr. Ye is wearing the same clothes, a blue T-shirt and black trousers, in both snaps, proving that they were taken at the same time. Ms. Xue couldn’t believe it, describing this coincidence as a “miracle” and “fate”. The couples’ friends also agreed that this was a sign that meant they were destined to be together.
Mr. Ye and Ms. Xue finally met in 2011 after he returned home to Chengdu, southwestern China, having graduated from university in Suzhou, according to the report. They got married a year later.
Now parents to twins, they intend to return to the city of Qingdao when their daughters are older
Returning to the port city is definitely on the happy couple’s to-do list, but this trip down memory lane will have to wait until their twin daughters grow a bit older. In the meantime, they told reporters that those photos will always be among their most treasured possessions.
So, was this really fate? Was it written in the stars that these two would one day fall in love? Or was it just a coincidence that has no meaning in the grand scheme of things? What do you think? Share your opinions in the comment section!