I suppose where you see chance I see patterns;
I never said I don't see patterns. This is a discussion about personal messages, and not the mathematical nature of the universe! Understanding that nature is full of patterns and chance things are often based on reason is fundamental to integrating oneself with the rest of the cosmos. I just don't happen to think that everything (predictable or not) is a metaphorical message aimed at humans, and I find it and unnecessary to always need some kind of 'answer' about something in order to live a full and spiritual existence! Sometimes, flipping a coin is a good way to make a decision, when we are unable to make one based on what we feel like doing for ourselves. And sometimes a deer crossing a road is just a deer crossing the road. Sometimes, it is natural to use an occurence in nature to determine something in our own life, but that is in the mind of the believer, and not IMO a message from any entity or intelligence outside of the physical universe. If it were, it's a manipulative act by a being/entity who won't reveal themselves and therefore, may or may not be trustworthy!
Today the rooks are back in the field outside, congregating before roosting. I have no idea where they have been meeting at twilight over the last 2 months. I know people who would think that was about them. It's just that I don't.