Many times these are major forks in your life's path, not to say that you won't get another opportunity a bit further along, but usually you were thrown a major piece of the puzzle to your reason for being here.
And it is usually a cosmic slap in the face telling you to wake up.
So as he was working on our dining table I went and blew the dust off my Peter Gabriel's Play: The Videos best of DVD.
Digging in the Dirt, but that didn't seem to impress him much, so I thought I would try one he may of heard on the radio at some point - Sledgehammer.
That didn't seem to get much of a reaction so I thought I would just have a look at them myself since I hadn't watched them for a while.
I watched Games Without Frontiers, Big Time, Don't Give Up,
Shock the Monkey, Steam and by the time I was going to hit play on Solsbury Hill he was turning on his Bayside CD on and trying to drown me out of the family room.
So, I just gave up, maybe one day he'll see the esoteric wisdom in those clips for himself.
I wish I had of paid more attention to Pete's music video's years ago.
I did play his songs quite a bit years ago, but when I watch his music videos I see just what a great artist he was back then.
If I never had the synchronicity of burying my cat to his song Digging in the Dirt I doubt if I ever would have paid much attention to his music either, apart from tapping my foot to some of his tunes as they played through the speakers.