Jim L. and Jim S., (genetically identical twins), were separated at birth and then reunited at age 39. The twin boys were adopted by different families and unaware of each other’s existence.
- Both married women named Linda
- Both Divorced
- Both re-married women named Betty
- Both had been christened James by their adoptive parents.
- Both had sons whom:
- one was named James Alan
- the other was named James Allan
- Both owned dogs which they named Toy
There is more to this story that speaks to the genetic similarities of the lives of these twins but I want to focus on the items above which transcend genetics.
Think about the number of moving parts in a person’s life that need to fall into place for two twins to marry someone with the same name and then divorce and re-marry with the same name a second time.
Think about the unique process of finding names and then realize that at each level they perfectly match for final choices, despite the variables that plagued the possibilities of doing so. These twins defy probability at almost every turn, they defy the laws that govern our state of normality.
These are the kind of challenges to our view of reality that makes it possible for our minds to reach for new understandings.