Vivienne Dockerty

Author of Historical Fiction

Briseann Au Duchais Tri Schule An Chat

Why are we drawn to certain people?


Have you ever wondered why we are drawn to certain people in our lives? The Irish have a Gaelic saying: ''Briseann au duchais tri schule an chat'' which translates to ''Breeding will break out in the eyes of a cat''. The true nature of someone's character is always revealed through their eyes ...

Breeding will break out in the eyes of a cat

Breeding will break out in the eyes of a cat

Over the years I have met so many people. The good, the bad and the ugly and I really wish that I had known that Gaelic saying, as it would have saved me a lot of grief at the time!

"It is also true that you can be drawn to people because Fate has decreed it, because they are going to make a difference in your life!"

I remember sitting in a Bar in Cyprus and suddenly I was drawn to look into the eyes of a woman who was sitting nearby. I knew her, had known her, somewhere in my past she had meant a lot to me. I had to ask.

No, she lived in Doncaster, had never lived in Manchester or Merseyside. It transpired that she was a spiritualist and whilst her husband began to tell my own husband about something that had happened to him when he was a youth, she explained that she could see my mother standing by my side!

On that same holiday, we were sitting out on the terrace and the couple on the next table asked if we would like to join them for a drink? They introduced themselves and as I looked into my new friend's eyes, I realised I knew her, had known her before. How could that be? She was from Belgium, a place I had never been before!

On a cruise around Fiji - one we took when we were living in Australia - we walked into a room where they were serving a buffet and as I looked around for a table, I saw a man who was the spitting image of a someone I had known when I was young. It couldn't be! What would Paul be doing sitting and drinking coffee on a cruise ship around the Pacific Isles? It wasn't him of course, but I now count Dennis and Cheryl as friends.

And finally, on our recent trip to Scotland, I met a man and his wife on the coach that we were on and already that man has turned out to be a kindred spirit. Struck down many years ago with a severe stroke, he turned to writing poems and prayers as a way of expressing himself. He has been a source of inspiration and from the writer's block I was experiencing whilst working on another book, he has caused my pen to whizz over the chapters and I am energized again!

So, next time you meet a new person, someone who may be about to make a difference in your life, take a look into their eyes and perhaps you will be drawn to the character of their inner soul.

And as a footnote, to that person who was standing by the side of me in Cyprus - my mother - I went to a spiritualist church when I got back home and the spiritualist there said she had a message for me.

That during the course of my recent tribulations, if I could smell lavender it was because a gentle soul was standing next to me!

Until next time ...


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Since arriving back in the U.K I have enjoyed meeting lots of people at the Author Talks and book signing events that I have been invited to. It has been great connecting with my roots again and listening to other people's stories whilst I have been doing research for my next book.

A big thank you to all the readers who have posted Amazon reviews after they have finished one of my books.


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