Coincidence means that something happened but at the same time there was also possibility that it didn't happen. <I> was also born by my parents' accidental union. As far as it is concerned, there is no final ground for the fact that I live like this. But this coincidence restricts life to the end. Yes, coincidence turns into destiny. The philosopher says that the existence of <I> is meaningful only when I survive the possibility that exists inside of this turnover. From "Problem Of Contingency."
October 11, 2018
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun