1.The act of manifesting or disclosing what is secret, unseen, or obscure; a making evident to the eye or to the understanding; the exhibition of something by clear evidence; display; revelation.
I was talking with another CFA* the other day. One, such as myself, who came here and fell hopelessly in love with Newfoundland. She and her husband are USian and had been looking for an alternative domicile outside of the U.S. for many years. They found it here nearly 8 years ago.
We both shared what we thought was extraordinary and powerful in the ongoing lives we have built here. She mentioned that anytime she and her husband have felt the lack of an essential item in their lives, it has found them or they have found it. A true manifestation. In several examples from the small to the large, she offered the following - she had a desire to work for the Canadian federal government. In her husband's case it was to be a full time artist and to build a sustainable life style. They are also both environmentalists. She is now working for the federal government and he is an artist. And they grow most of their own food.
In my life here, the strongest desire was to be a full time writer and that has manifested itself amazingly with the debut of my play very soon. Along with a slew of other manifestations too long to list. But I will sometime.
What shocked us both was the level of intensity around our feelings for this island, which is not the land of our birth. We were both almost embarrassed, shy, to admit to the Newfoundlandlers around us that our feelings for this wonderful place gets more deep as each year went by. And this had never happened in our lives before.
*Come From Away